Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Ernest Leroy Boyer

American Educator, Chancellor of the State University of New York, United States Commissioner of Education, and President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, receiving numerous awards including over 140 honorary doctorates

"Our obsession with test scores has produced distorted curriculum, teaching, and educational policy. As long as it continues, we will get the dual phenomena of rising test scores and too many illiterate and enumerate citizens."

"A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts thirty. "