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"[T]hey didn't care about traffic; they just didn't want children of color educated in the building.''

Joan Wallace-Baldwin, president of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, on the successful efforts of prominent residents of "liberal'' Cambridge, Mass., to oppose a mostly black private preschool's efforts to move into town

"The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, and Bruce Springsteen turned driving into a fundamental right.''

Bruce Ray Walker, West Virginia's deputy attorney general, on why denying driver's licenses to young people who leave school is an effective weapon against dropping out

"I considered the Vietnam War a good weapon to keep students in school. This is the same.''

Michigan State Representative Michael Nye, justifying his proposed legislation that would deny driver's licenses to young people in Michigan who leave school

"I toast our teachers. Those who taught us and those who have sacrificed to teach our children. Without their vision and dedication, our dream would be lost.''

President Bush at the October education summit in Charlottesville, Va.

"I take two aspirin and go to work, and that's what teachers should do.''

Utah Gov. Norman Bangerter's advice on how striking teachers should have dealt with their anger over the state's failure to use a tax surplus for education

"We tend to spend too much time thinking about subject matter and not enough time thinking about students.''

John Stephens, high school principal, Greenup County, Ky.

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