Monthly QuotED: 6 Notable Quotes That Made Education Headlines in March, From Trump to ‘Varsity Blues’ — and Richard Carranza on the Timing of School Lunch
QuotED is a roundup of the most notable quotes behind America’s top education headlines — taken from our daily EduClips, which spotlights morning headlines from America’s 15 largest school districts. Read previous EduClips installments here.
“Is that unfair? That the privileged can pay? Yes. But that’s how the world works.” —Brian Taylor, managing director of Ivy Coach, which offers parents a five-year, full-service package of college admissions consulting for prices of up to $1.5 million. (Read at The New York Times)
“The Supreme Court, in a way, allowed this to happen. It went the wrong way, and now they have the chance to fix it.” —John Yoo, law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, on a new federal lawsuit challenging New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to diversify eight of the city’s specialized high schools. (Read at The74Million.org)
“[The superintendent] came to me in a panic because he had been accosted by prominent, wealthy alumni of the school who were Mr. Trump’s friends. … He said, ‘You need to go grab that record and deliver it to me because I need to deliver it to them.’” —Evan Jones, former headmaster of the New York Military Academy, on attempts to conceal the high school academic records of President Donald Trump. (Read at The Washington Post)
“My students mean more to me than my hair.” —Shannon Grimm, a teacher at Meador Elementary School in Willis, Texas, on her decision to cut her hair in solidarity with one of her students who had been bullied for having short hair. (Read at The74Million.org)
“As a teen, I feel the industry is really targeting us, with a lot of edibles in candy and fruit flavors. It’s really scary to me.” —Carson Ezell, a student at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, on a state plan to legalize recreational marijuana. (Read at the Chicago Tribune)
“Lunch should be lunch, which should not be somewhere between breakfast and lunch.” —New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, on a Daily News analysis showing that many city schools offer “lunch” long before 11 a.m. (Read at the New York Daily News)Submit a Letter to the Editor