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Geoffrey Canada Quotes

You go through the Civil Rights struggle, everybody knew the songs - We shall overcome. Everybody would sing it. Music helped us. James Brown, Say It Loud - Im Black and Im Proud. They helped black people figure out how to navigate what was a very treacherous place in America for them.
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People don't believe or understand that a community can lose hope. You can have a whole community where hopelessness is the norm, where folks don't have faith that things will get better because history and circumstances have proven over 30, 40, or 50 years that things don't get better.

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One of the things that sells music is when the artist is looked at as someone who's come up from the streets. Not just any streets, but the toughest, meanest streets of the urban ghetto. And that's called 'street credibility.'

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Education is the only billion dollar industry that tolerates abject failure.

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The tendency in lots of large organizations is to try and find a comfortable place where you think you can get measured rewards for measured work.

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The system decides you can't run schools in the summer.

— Geoffrey Canada

Movies portray men as tough guys.

— Geoffrey Canada

We've gotta guarantee all of our kids an education.

— Geoffrey Canada

I believe that for lots of churches and religious institutions, their main focus on the development of faith among parishioners needs to spread to the community.

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I graduated from Bowdoin College and went to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Then I left and took a job teaching really poor inner-city white kids in Boston. It was interesting to me because I'd never been around poor whites before.

— Geoffrey Canada

Osama Bin Laden is not going to come here and destroy America. Our education system is doing that just fine.

— Geoffrey Canada

It's easy to have faith when everything is going great. The real test of faith is when you're facing something that only your faith in God will get you through.

— Geoffrey Canada

Why is it that when we had rotary phones, when we were having folks being crippled by polio, that we were teaching the same way then that we're doing right now?

— Geoffrey Canada

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