Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
Even though I didn’t get a business degree, I enjoyed learning about economics.
When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn’t realize it would take so long.
When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.
My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.
So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.
I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science.
I’m not impressed by someone’s degree… I’m impressed by them making movies.