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Public Education Quotes

We’ve collected the best Public Education Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Michelle Obama, Donald Bren, Robert W. Welch, Jr., Tara Westover, Camille Paglia. Use them as an inspiration.

Public education is our greatest pathway to opportunity in America. So we need to invest in and strengthen our public universities today, and for generations to come.
I had been raised in the mountains of Idaho by a father who distrusted many of the institutions that people take for granted – public education, doctors and hospitals, and the government.
In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education.
Education to me is the most important thing that we’ve got going in this country. I mean, a lot of my family are teachers. I was the recipient of a great public education, and I see that’s one of the first things that we’re going to go, ‘What are we going to raise?’ The ignorant masses.
Public education is an investment in our future.
Matt Blunt
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.
Sometimes political correctness runs amok in our public education system where we think that every kid can go to a four-year university.
We’re first on executions. We’re 49th in funding public education. We’re in a race with Mississippi for the bottom, and we’re winning.
I wasn’t going to great schools, because my parents didn’t believe in public education. They wanted the education to be influenced by their religion, so I was going to these halfway education-slash-Christian schools that were like pop-up shop-style education.
Each and every student deserves equitable access to a quality public education that prepares them for college, career, and citizenship.
Many of the libertarian entrepreneurs who only want the government to leave them alone have simply forgotten how important government research, public education, and immigration policy are to Silicon Valley‘s long-term success.
No student should be forced to choose between following her faith and enjoying the benefits of a public education.
Alexander Acosta
No country which is now developed has done so without providing high quality public education.
Homelessness is like public education – something that for far too long we haven‘t put the resources or love or attention to.
There are very powerful and wealthy special interests who want to privatize or dismember virtually every function that government now performs, whether it is Social Security, Medicare, public education or the Postal Service.
Our public education system does a great job. I don’t think it’s broken. We aren’t interested in doing reform for reform’s sake. I believe in public education; it did a great job for me. It deserves our support and encouragement.
Denise Juneau
Instead of unfairly demonizing teachers, we should be working with them to find solutions to the problems in our schools and make sure every child gets an outstanding public education.
Albio Sires
Racial segregation has come back to public education with a vengeance.
Standardized testing is at cross purposes with many of the most important purposes of public education. It doesn’t measure big-picture learning, critical thinking, perseverance, problem solving, creativity or curiosity, yet those are the qualities great teaching brings out in a student.
It is possible to have a public education system that works.
I am very proud of the quality of public education in Nebraska, but I believe we have an obligation to continually assess whether our system is meeting 21st Century education needs.
Dave Heineman
High-quality public education – combined with other appropriate support, as needed – is the best way to achieve the Oregon Business Plan‘s goal of reducing the number of people living in poverty.
I think there is widespread agreement that there is a crisis in public education.
I challenge the leaders of public education to stop issuing mandates from the state office and to focus on empowering schools and delivering resources to the school level.
Ending child poverty, stopping the opioid crisis, improving child nutrition, providing a high-quality public education to students, ending the racial wealth gap: These kinds of policies would boost the economy, too.
When we talk about public education, we don’t worry about a district. We don’t focus on an individual school or a building when we talk about education. We talk about kids and what’s best for kids. It doesn’t matter what’s best for the adults; what matters is what’s best for the individual kids.
Widespread public access to knowledge, like public education, is one of the pillars of our democracy, a guarantee that we can maintain a well-informed citizenry.
There will be no higher priority in a Beshear/Coleman Administration than our public education system.
No matter what your political persuasion, you can find a guide that makes it quick, easy and painless to exercise your right to vote. Wanna know what a certain proposition put forth by a cadre of undisclosed billionaires which cuts funding for public education, arts and infrastructure means? Use the voting guide!
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition. In some parts of this country, the infant mortality rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa. We have a public education system that ranks below that of almost any other Western nation.
In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country.
By fully committing to our public education system and engaging holistically from cradle to career, we can guarantee that all of our children in Georgia, no matter their needs, have the kinds of teachers and neighbors in their lives that my mother had.
The quality of your public education shouldn’t be defined by your zip code.
Nothing is more important, certainly during these times of artificial intelligence, than our public education. And as it continues to grow and evolve, I think you and I know this is going to be critical that we are constantly training and retraining and creating these next-generation jobs.
Working families are worried about affordable health care, public education, and earning enough to get ahead. Our people should know that Frankfort is working to solve the challenges they’re facing – not furthering the self-interests of lobbyists and insiders.
As a senator from the only true swing district in the Texas Senate, I’ve been targeted by the GOP for my outspoken criticism of their extremist attacks on public education and voting rights, to name just two examples.
While Matt Bevin insults and bullies educators, I care about showing our teachers respect, protecting their pensions, and making public education a top priority.
Until lawmakers can disentangle property taxes from public education, inequalities – perpetuated by the Supreme Court and Congress – will persist.
Public education must be viewed from the lens of providing each child with the learning environment that best meets his or her needs. If we can send a low-income child to a parochial school, knowing that his odds of attending college will increase as a result, then that should be our mission.
For me, the labor movement and public education are linked as the essential building blocks to a strong middle class and a path to the American dream. It’s why I went to Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations as an undergrad and then to law school.
Top-quality public education, universal health care, and free child care are among the many benefits provided by the state in Norway, reflecting its long-standing egalitarian culture and spirit of communitarianism – a spirit that extends to its prisons.
Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness.
I’ve made a lifetime commitment to the union movement and to public education.
I’m committed to spending more money on public education.
If you’re in Alabama, you’re selling tax incentives – with all due respect to Alabama – because what else are you going to sell? In New Jersey, you’ve got location, public education, highly educated workforce, density, diversity, infrastructure.
Phil Murphy
The list of costly services that supplement some children’s public education is growing longer and now includes consultants, tutors, and test prep. That’s in addition to the homework help some stay-at-home parents can afford to provide.
I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very naturepublicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided.
Mark Foley
When we shift our public dollars away from our schools and city services and into company developments, it increases the root causes of poverty: unemployment, underemployment, lack of community resources, and lack of quality public education.
Teach For America provides one of the most critical pipelines for bringing new talent into public education.
Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation – not cynicism and combat.
We’re throwing money down a rat hole drain of public education! We lead the world in public education spending. We lead the world in getting the least for it.
The core of my platform is to change the role of money in politics, support public education and break up monopoly power. All of these are fundamental prerequisites to a responsive democracy.
We believe in public education. We think it’s important in our country to have it and for us to support it.
A rich, robust, well-resourced public education is one of the best routes out of poverty and a pathway to prosperity.
Allowing the big dogs to create a toll lane for public education, public interest and government programming, and to make it more costly to sell products online, will be bad for Black women and our communities.
I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman‘s right to choose, a good public education system.
Legislatures not driven to desperation by the problems of public education may be able to see the threat in vouchers negotiable in sectarian schools.
That’s why I created the New America School – to fill the cracks in our public education system.
I’m a mom, and my view of public education begins and ends with the fundamental question: Is this good for children?
Many of those who argue for vouchers say that they simply want to use competition to improve public education. I don’t think it works that way, and I’ve been watching this for a longtime.
We need better public education and more realistic education.
After a sound public education, I attended Penn and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After being drafted into the military and studying Indonesian, I emerged as a writer, not a painter.
We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn’t cost us any new taxes.
J. Irwin Miller
You’ve got to have a good public education system so small-business owners, when they locate to an area, are confident their kids are getting the best education possible. I feel strongly about local control in school districts.
All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield.
I believe that the key to building a strong economy in Wisconsin starts with education. Every single kid in our state deserves access to a good public education, no matter their zip code.
I’m a proponent of single-payer health-care, public education, protecting the environment – all the things Democrats rally around.
Cynthia Dill