• “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

  • “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

  • “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” – Haruki Murakami

  • “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”. – William Butler Yeats

  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." – Albert Einstein

  • “To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  • "What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child." – George Bernard Shaw

  • "It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." – Alec Bourne

  • “Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” – John W. Gardner

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

  • “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead

  • “The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.” ― Noam Chomsky

  • “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” – Carl Rogers

  • “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris

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Gender Equality: Much progress, but not there yet

Significant progress has been made towards the global Millennium Development Goal target to eliminate gender disparity “in all levels of education no later than 2015.” But this disparity remains a challenge. According to the ‘Global Education Digest 2011’ (UNESCO Institute for Statistics).


Have your say – Is schooling preparing our children to be future ready?

We have had a few wake up calls in recent times on education in India – the PISA report placing India 73 out of 74 countries in tests of application and understanding in reading, writing etc, the WIPRO report finding children in top schools across India ill-equipped on general knowledge and from industry the problem of the [...]


In Conversation with Mrs. Ranjini Matthew, former Principal – Union Christian Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai (Part 1)

1. What is missing in the ‘education picture’ today? The ‘guru-shishya’ relationship of old is missing. The personal touch and equation that teacher and student shared has changed a lot. Also the focus of most syllabi is on academic inputs. Value inputs are missing and there is no encouragement of creative thinking. 2. What do [...]


The Nirbhaya Pledge

I promise never to abuse, hit, isolate, insult, tease, or treat in an inferior way any female member of my family, my friends or society.  I will never excuse or be silent about violence against women and girls when I see it or hear about it from relatives and friends. I promise to share household [...]