A Cool Quote…

I read a book on grading tonight in preparation for an admin. meeting tomorrow and I ran across this quote:

“The test of a successful education is not the amount of knowledge that a pupil takes away from school, but his appetite to know and his capacity to learn. If the school sends out children with the desire for knowledge and some idea how to acquire it, it will have done its work. Too many leave school with the appetite killed and the mind loaded with undigested lumps of information.”

– Sir Richard Livingston (1941 – President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

I like this quote. I think it could use some 21st century words like create and collaborate, but I still like it. 🙂

Found in:

A Repair Kit For Grading by Ken O’Connor

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