Two little wheels, joined by a metal rod, Part of a cheap tin toy; all small enough To huddle hidden in a toddler's hand.
I loved them dearly for their jolly roundness Giggling along the flags at a finger-push.
I loved the having and the keeping-safe Of this, the first fruit of my own finding."
2. "If there are no schools available except schools for the poor in which a slave mentality is inculcated, and schools for the rich in which children are trained for a life of leisure, luxury and privilege, or at best a monopoly of commercial, professional and political opportunity which is politely called leadership, then the hasty conclusion is that children had better be kept out of school at all costs, and Eton and its like razed to the ground, and their foundations sown with salt."
(Sent in by Ann Martin)
3. "My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school."
(Sent in by Rod Pow)
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