Quote of the Week for February 19

We’re two weeks away from the first day of the spring testing season.  In anticipation of this time of year, we’re holding a Quote of the Week contest each Monday for two more weeks. Those who participate each week will have a chance to win three free eBook practice tests of their choice.  It’s easy to win a free eBook practice test of your choice, so why not enter?

To enter, read the four quotes below. Decide which one stands out to you the most.  It could be one that you strongly agree with, disagree with, inspires you, etc.  Then, vote by going to our Facebook page and leaving a short comment with the number of the quote you are voting for, and why you chose that one.

“Voting” closes Friday at midnight, Pacific Time, of the same week. The winner, chosen randomly, will be posted on Facebook no later than the following Wednesday. Therefore, be sure to check back to see if you’ve won and if so, email us at info@basicskills.net and request the three practice tests of your choice.

Below are this week’s quotes:

#1: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether this happens at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young, but becomes constantly more valuable regardless of physical capacity.” – Harvey Ullman

#2: “What is the purpose of industrial education? To fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence? Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States and that is its aim everywhere else.” – H.L. Mencken

#3: “You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” -Vince Gowmon

#4: “Home-based education is not an experiment. It’s how people learned to function in the world for centuries. And there is no reason to think people today can’t do the same thing. School is the experiment… and that experiment is in trouble.” – Wendy Priesnitz

Be sure to vote today! Click here to go to our Facebook page.

Curt Bumcrot, MRE

Do you live out of state and are interested in having your student take a standardized achievement test? Basic Skills is expanding its testing service and is now making the California Achievement Test (CAT)/TerraNova 2 available to home schoolers nationwide, grades K-12.  This test provides valuable information about the educational level at which your student is working. Additionally, test scores are useful for:

  • Assessing academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Planning future lessons
  • Complying with state requirements
  • Recording student academic progress

Contact us if you’d like to know more and how this can work for you.


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