"I have watched countless students at all levels of education change their attitude from apathetic to involved when they learn to trust the teacher’s invitation for an expression of their creative ideas and when a classroom climate guarantees respect for diversity from their peers."
"The creative force is present in all humans to some degree. Pressures to conform within education and society often silence creative expression for many students and citizens. The potential for its development remains, however."
"The hope is that educational programs will become better designed to make the best possible use of the natural power of the human mind to grow and develop and to be significantly active in service to a cause beyond oneself."
"There are no limits to the intellectual resource of the human mind when it is provided with an atmosphere for personal growth."
"Educators have not only an opportunity but an obligation to open the ‘doors of perception’ for all students. The enduring purpose of education is to provide students with a perception of the outer reaches of their talents and possibilities and, ideally, to give them a reason to continue to learn and contribute to their society for all of their lives."
All quotes from "Education is everybody's business: A wake-up call to advocates of educational change" by Berenice Bleedorn She founded the Institute for Creative Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and has written many books and articles on creativity and education.