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wonders never cease Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th, 2010summer's over already?

Rock-N-Roll-High-School This week marks the last official week of summer vacation for DC students. By the time our next play list is published, public schools will be midway through their first week of the new school year. While we feel like we've been swindled out of the last few weeks of summer vacation, with Labor Day still weeks away, grumbling about it isn't going to make it go away. That said, we shake our tiny fists at the makers of the school calendar and offer up our Back to School Play List, along with some wisdom and witticisms about school and education in general. Hopefully we'll all learn a little something:

1. Rock 'N Roll High School - The Ramones
"Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken." - Bill Dodds

2. Never Miss A Beat - Kaiser Chiefs
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein

3. Baggy Trousers - Madness
"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers." - Edgar W. Howe

4. We Rule the School - Belle and Sebastian
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

5. Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

6. Be True To Your School - Beach Boys
"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert Maynard Hutchins

7. One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces - Ben Folds Five
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." - Aristotle

8. Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught." - Oscar Wilde

9. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." - Winston Churchill

10. Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." - Kahlil Gibran

11. Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
"The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr." - Mohammed

12. School Days - Chuck Berry
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." - Albert Einstein

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