Here are some thoughts about school:
"Don't let schooling interfere with your education."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child."
"To sentence a man of true genius to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"The first half of my life I went to school, the second half of my life I got an education."
"I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did."
"Show me a man who has enjoyed his schooldays and I'll show you a bully and a bore."
"I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus, it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids."
"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up."
"The schools ain't what they used to be and never was."
But that's not to say there aren't positive things about school:
"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers."
"You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked everyday by a middle-aged woman: stuff you pay good money for later in life."
"The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
"Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions--everyone but a school bus driver."
"He who opens a school door closes a prison."
And here's what a couple famous (or not-so-famous) people think about education itself:
"Education's purpose is to replace and empty mind with an open one."
-Malcolm S. Forbes
"Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself."
"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?"
And last, but most certainly not least, some thoughts about teachers:
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
-William Arthur Ward
"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind."