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“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, U.S. journalist, writer
(1915 - 2011)
Full name: Caroline Mahoney Bird.