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Published on July 1st, 2009 | by Yellow Magpie

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Derek Bok Quotes: Ideas From The American Educator

Here is an interesting selection of Derek Bok quotes.

‘If you think education is expensive try ignorance.’

‘There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot.’

‘I won’t say there aren’t any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know.’

‘Independent and impartial exercise of judicial authority is an essential aspect of a free society. Instead of safeguarding judges from political pressures, most election systems invite such influence.’

‘In most of these programs, … education is completely subordinate to the demands of the sport.’

‘I suspect that no community will become humane and caring by restricting what its members can say.’

‘Many [college] seniors graduate without being able to write well enough to satisfy their employers. Many cannot reason clearly or perform competently in analyzing complex, nontechnical problems, even though faculties rank critical thinking as the primary goal of a college education.’

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