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Why English teachers are important – John Cooper Clarke: Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

John Cooper Clarke

English teachers are valuable because language is the stuff we all deal in every waking hour. Unlike logarithms. To use language in a powerful or persuasive way is in everyone’s interest every minute of your life. I still think the only reason to go to school is to learn how to read. After that you can teach yourself most stuff.
John Cooper Clarke

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4 comments on “Why English teachers are important – John Cooper Clarke: Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    One of my posts was a tribute to my first teacher when I was 4 and bit. I could read before I went to school and my life was rich with words. I wish that for every child and to be able to read and write down words and express yourself verbally opens doors like no other ability. Nice one Bridget.

    • bridget whelan
      May 10, 2014

      The great teachers stay with you forever – Miss Jordan in primary school who made classes so interesting. I remember as a nine year old a class debate about Darwinism…not bad for a tiny RC school in the 60s. Mrs Butler, head of English, who once told me off for being to like D.H.Lawrence. I was so proud!…And John Cooper Clarke – the gift of language is what education & life is all about…

  2. elainecanham
    May 10, 2014

    We had the most extraordinary, inspiring, imaginative head teacher at primary school. Miss Wyneken read us Beowulf, showed us how to make prehistoric huts, and lavished us with books. Wonderful woman.

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