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When the safety of America is ...

When the safety of America is threatened, we will spend any amount of money. The real safety of our nation is preparing this next generation so that they can take our place [in] thinking and technology and democracy.

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Why is it that when we had rot...

Why is it that when we had rotary phones, when we were having folks being crippled by polio, that we were teaching the same way then that we're doing right now?

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Over the past five years, I've...

Over the past five years, I've met several presidents, several secretaries of education ... and there is no plan. If you want to save your children, you're going to have to do it yourself. It's just us.

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I want to be a children’s he...

I want to be a children’s hero… Children need heroes because heroes give hope; without hope they have no future.

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One of the saddest days of my ...

One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me Superman did not exist. I was a comic book reader. I read comic books and I just loved them because even in the depths of the ghetto, you just thought, 'he’s coming. I just don’t know when because he always shows up and saves all the good people.’ I was maybe in the fourth grade, fifth grade; I was like �Mom you think Superman’s coming?’ and she said �Superman is not real.’ She thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real.

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Osama Bin Laden is not going t...

Osama Bin Laden is not going to come here and destroy America. Our education system is doing that just fine.

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When I was growing up, kids us...

When I was growing up, kids used to talk about snitching. It never extended as a cultural norm outside of the gangsters,

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One of the things that sells m...

One of the things that sells music is when the artist is looked at as someone who's come up from the streets. Not just any streets, but the toughest, meanest streets of the urban ghetto. And that's called 'street credibility,'

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I graduated from Bowdoin Colle...

I graduated from Bowdoin College and went to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Then I left and took a job teaching really poor inner-city white kids in Boston. It was interesting to me because I'd never been around poor whites before.

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Boys want to grow up to be lik...

Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male.

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The rates of soda consumption ...

The rates of soda consumption in our poorest communities cannot be explained by individual consumer preferences alone, but rather are linked to broader issues of access and affordability of healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods, and to the marketing efforts of soda companies themselves.

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Many schools today are sacrifi...

Many schools today are sacrificing social studies, the arts and physical education so children can cover basic subjects like math, English and science.

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An extended school day gives a...

An extended school day gives administrators the ability to ensure children get a well-rounded education.

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It's easy to have faith when e...

It's easy to have faith when everything is going great. The real test of faith is when you're facing something that only your faith in God will get you through.

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Актеры, проходившие пробы на роль Остапа Бендера в "12 стульях" Гайдая

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На роль Остапа Бендера в комедии Гайдая "12 стульев" претендовали более ста актеров! Правда, в интернете иногда указывают и 200. Стоит ли говорить, какую работу пришлось провести съемочной группе, что...