My hobby more and more is likely to be common school education, or universal education.
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 619, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (August 5, 1880).)
Every day care center, whether it knows it or not, is a school. The choice is never between custodial care and education. The choice is between unplanned and planned education, between conscious and unconscious education, between bad education and good education.
(James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century), U.S. child development specialist, author. Teaching the Child Under Six, ch. 1 (1968).)
'Philosophy of education is about as important to education as philosophy. Basically, however, it is about how to teach, and the kinds of packages of knowledge that are ideal for education. Sometimes, however, education fails by assuming knowledge packages are just as interesting as philosophy. In fact, they often aren't as interesting, and so, it becomes important to study the original spirit of philosophy, and the original spirit of a few of the greatest thinkers to determine what is important for students in the classroom.'
What education is to the individual man, revelation is to the human race. Education is revelation coming to the individual man, and revelation is education that has come, and is still coming to the human race.
(Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781), German playwright, philosopher. The Education of the Human Race, sec. 1-2, 18th Century Philosophy, p. 225, ed. Lewis W. Beck, Free Press, New York (1966).)