“Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest.” —Charlotte Mason

“Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest.” —Charlotte Mason

"Music and singing taught to children while they are young has the power to change the course and destiny of their lives." —Dorothy Brombley, educator

"Music and singing taught to children while they are young has the power to change the course and destiny of their lives." —Dorothy Brombley, educator

"Singing helps to develop and strengthen the lungs and respiratory organs and helps the entire body resist disease." —Dr. J. H. Moore

"Singing helps to develop and strengthen the lungs and respiratory organs and helps the entire body resist disease." —Dr. J. H. Moore

"Children learn chiefly by hymns, whereby, we find the most important truths most successfully instilled into their minds." —John Wesley, minister

"Children learn chiefly by hymns, whereby, we find the most important truths most successfully instilled into their minds." —John Wesley, minister

"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other; because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul." —Plato

"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other; because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul." —Plato

"Nothing enrages me more than when people criticize my criticism of school by telling me that schools are not just places to learn maths and spelling, they are places where children learn a vaguely defined thing called socialization. I know. I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities." —Seymour Papert

"Nothing enrages me more than when people criticize my criticism of school by telling me that schools are not just places to learn maths and spelling, they are places where children learn a vaguely defined thing called socialization. I know. I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities." —Seymour Papert

"School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is." —Ivan Illich in his book Deschooling Society

"School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is." —Ivan Illich in his book Deschooling Society

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"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school." —George Bernard Shaw

"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.

"My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school." —Margaret Mead

"My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.

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