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Caroline Bird

  • Equity speaks softly and wins in the end. But it is expedience, with its loud voice, that sets the time of victory.

  • College has become a glamorous and expensive way for the affluent society to keep its unemployed young people off the streets.

  • Equalizing opportunity through universal higher education subjects the whole population to the intellectual mode natural only to a few. It violates the fundamental egalitarian principle of respect for the differences between people.

  • A liberal-arts education is supposed to provide you with a value system, a standard, a set of ideas, not a job.

  • To keep their mammouth plants financially solvent, many [educational] institutions have begun to use hard-sell, Madison Avenue techniques to attract students. They sell college like soap ...

  • Television does not provide human models for a bright thirteen-year-old girl who would like to grow up to be something other than an ecstatic floor waxer.

    • Caroline Bird,
    • 1971, in Louise Bernikow, The American Women's Almanac ()

Caroline Bird, U.S. journalist, writer

(1915 - 2011)

Full name: Caroline Mahoney Bird.