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“Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children. It is a unique profession and, by golly, I hope that when they go into the teaching field that they do have that zeal and they do have that mission and they do believe in teaching our kids, and they’re not getting into this just as a job or a way to put food on the table.”
Vice President Dan Quayle

“Students must pay less attention to video games and music videos and begin to read more. Reading is in danger of becoming a `lost art' among too many American students—and that would be a national tragedy.”
Donald Stewart, president of the College Board, on the four straight years of declining verbal scores on the SAT

“Conservatives can be right sometimes, too. If anything, they're jumping on my bandwagon.”
Polly Williams, a Democratic member of the Wisconsin legislature and state chairwoman of Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns, on right-wing support for a school choice bill she sponsored

“It's my first delivery and, hopefully, my last.”
Gene VanHook, principal of Jennings (La.) High School and a former math teacher, after delivering, at school, the baby of one of his students

“If you remember back to 9th grade wood shop, it was like living in a forest, and many of the shop teachers were like some kind of forest creature.”
Bob Brush, scriptwriter for ABC-TV's The Wonder Years

Vol. 02, Issue 04, Page 63

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