Quotations From ROBERT JOHN MEEHAN


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  • 'Teaching was once believed to be a noble calling. It's now becoming too much of a venture capital opportunity.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'I have learned much from my teachers, more from my peers, but most from my students.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'Mediocre teachers tend to talk mostly about teaching. Exemplary teachers talk exclusively about learning.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'Neither poverty, nor the diverse nature of our population are excuses not to provide a high quality education for everyone.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'Teachers always embrace accountability when it comes with the equivalent authority in decision-making.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'The real reason the ed reformist politicians focus on just the teachers is that the real issues affecting education are too expensive and too daunting.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'Although we may not have much control over the culture outside our school's walls, we can set expectations that uphold a higher standard.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'When 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years, it is clear that the principle solution does not lie in streamlining the training of more teachers.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'An effective teacher is still the single most important school factor in a high-quality education.'
    Robert John Meehan
  • 'Knowledge without empowerment will only lead to heuristic dystrophy.'
    Robert John Meehan
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