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...it is the greatest achievement of a teacher to enable his students to surpass him. John G. Kemeny

I have the students for six hours a day. The community has them for 18 hours, plus prenatal and early childhood. I don't believe the schools create (the achievement gap), but our responsibility is not to add to it. We won't eliminate the gap until the community makes education a priority, but the schools can't wait for the community to do its part. Bill Vaughan

The arts significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds students will go on to graduate from college. As First Lady Michelle Obama sums up, both she and the President believe 'strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation's leaders for tomorrow.' Arne Duncan

It has been proven time and time again in countless studies that students who actively participate in arts education are twice as likely to read for pleasure, have strengthened problem-solving and critical thinking skills, are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.... Quincy Jones

One thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students' achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance to even try. It is the same prejudice that insists all those destined for success must be cast from the same mold as those who have succeeded before them, a view that experience has already proven a fallacy. Sonia Sotomayor

Common education standards are essential for producing the educated work force America needs to remain globally competitive. This voluntary state lead effort will help ensure that all students can receive the college and career ready, world class education they deserve, no matter where they live. I applaud the states efforts that got us here today and the work of NGA, CCSSO and Achieve in supporting this important achievement. Craig R. Barrett

One of the best indicators of student achievement is the academic success of the mother in the home. Tony Danza

The single greatest effect on student achievement is not race, it is not poverty - it is the effectiveness of the teacher. Harry Wong

Our students wanted to know everything: but only the newest theory seemed to them worth bothering with. Knowing nothing of the intellectual achievements of the past, they kept fresh and intact their enthusiasm for 'the latest thing'. Fashion dominated their interest: they valued ideas not for themselves but for the prestige that they could wring from them. Claude Levi-Strauss

Schools should look behind classroom doors and determine the factors that contribute to the kinds of interactions between teachers and students that promote student achievement. James Heckman

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation. Jack Nicklaus

B students work for C students. A students teach. P. J. O'Rourke

I don't think individual achievement in business is the most meaningful way for it to operate, Michael Eisner

I'd like to thank the Academy for my lifetime achievement award that I will eventually get. Donald O'Connor

Will you be remembered, how would you be remembered, why wouldn't you fight for the greatest achievement ever? Ray Lewis

The jealousy that arises from another's achievement is overcome by developing an awareness of and admiration for one's own and other's achievement. Dalai Lama

The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream. Napoleon Hill

It blows my mind that there are people out there who deny the holocaust. Why would you ever deny such a great achievement. It's like denying the cure for polio or something. Zach Braff

You can be absolutely certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement. Napoleon Hill

The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed - it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions. Ken Robinson

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