A boy or girl who has gone through the eight grades should possess a complete, practical education and should have received special training in some specific line of work, fitting him or her to earn a livelihood.
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
To pine for the days before public education became a practical reality is to pine for an America held back by mass ignorance and mass illiteracy.
Gaining my education from practical experience certainly benefited me. If I had gone on to be a lawyer, my life wouldn't have been anywhere near as interesting.
True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.
All practical teachers know that education is a patient process of mastery of details, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.
True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure of us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Practical dreamers have always been and always will be the pattern-makers of civilization.