The public school system currently employs 3.3 million full time teachers this far. This makes a pupil/teacher ratio 15:1. This ratio is lower than the 2000 ratio of 16.0. Approximately 1.3 million children are expected to attach public pre-K this fall with another 3.8 million students registered in Kindergarten. The percentage of high school drop outs have declined between 1990 to 2011 from 12.1% to 7.1%. The Back to School industry sees $8.5 billion spent on clothing each year and $2 billion in book sales. The following selection of previously used back to school slogans will help to get you started on the new school year.
A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she’s looking at.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
When the student is ready, the master appears.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
You learn something every day if you pay attention.
The number one of concerns with parents sending their kids back to school is their ability to have a good teacher and make good grades. A fourth of parents are concerned with bullying in these schools. The below infographic outlines additional back to school statistics.