The huge thing about mental health treatment and mental health care is that you’re encouraged to suck things up and deal…There’s a lot of attention on injury or physical problems, but when they’re invisible wounds or mental health issues, then it’s a personal issue.
Apr 06, 2014
Standardized tests are an indicator of the kind of service taxpayers are receiving — and whether schools, educators and policymakers are doing their jobs. In the United States, taxpayers spend almost $600 billion annually on public education, so it’s not unreasonable to ask what all that money is producing. In fact, it’s irresponsible not to know.
Apr 04, 2014
Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Jan 01, 1967
I felt like it was important for me to try to connect those dots to my legislative colleagues, so that they understand that these are real lives that we’re talking about - that they’re not just words on a piece of paper. That the decisions that we make absolutely affect young people every single day. And that I very much could have been helped if things had been different for me.
Jul 08, 2014
We have so many people who have done well in school. But those skills and muscles that you used to get As may not even get a workout here. Those are totally different muscles. If you like taking notes, if you like writing papers, and if you like cramming for finals, you won’t get to do that here - and you might be sad.
Jun 17, 2014
If we wanted a program to help the majority of the population, we’d offer loan guarantees to help poor people get access to reliable cars so that they could have a better shot at getting – and keeping – a well-paying job…A small amount of capital could make a much bigger difference in their lives than extra student loan relief for middle-class college kids would.
Jun 10, 2014
Gandhi…failed at the Bar. Not just once, but twice. And had he succeeded as a lawyer in Bombay, you and I would not be having this conversation.
Apr 24, 2014
Look, we’ll have to confront the pathologies of poverty at some point. We can deal with them cheaply at the front end, in infancy. Or we can wait and jail a troubled adolescent at the tail end. To some extent, we face a choice between investing in preschools or in prisons.
Oct 26, 2013
We are human beings, and this is the part of our human nature, that we don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from our hands. And when, in Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education is very important. And education is the power for women. And that’s why the terrorists are afraid of education. They do not want women to get education, because then women would become more powerful.
Oct 08, 2013