Chris Gabrieli Quotes

  • Small business is crucial. I think we talk so much about large businesses, they're well represented; they talk well for themselves. But most people work for small businesses; most wealth that stays in a community gets generated from them.
  • Time is a resource, much like money or autonomy, which can be invaluable or can be squandered.
  • There are very few people who have had as much public impact as I've already had... without being elected to public office in Massachusetts.
  • The Expanded Learning Time program is a voluntary one - only districts and schools that want to apply are in the program and supported by the state to pursue their plans.
  • History shows that it's not smart for states to pay more to get jobs; you just get into the race to the bottom.
  • You can't be entirely unguarded in politics. Even appearing to be unguarded is as much a facade as a reality.
  • Indeed, while so much in education reform can divide activists into warring camps, expanding learning time unites reformers around a shared vision of bringing excellence and breadth to our nation's most impoverished and struggling schools.
  • Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play.
  • I'm a growth-is-good Democrat.
  • Schools serving disadvantaged students need more time to help these students catch up and gain the core academic skills they will need to succeed in our economy and society.
  • Here's a very simple, common sense idea - if you practice something more, you get better at it; if you can't complete everything you need to do, take more time.
  • I do not believe you have to be an elected official to help 'change the world.' In fact, maybe it is easier from the outside.
  • The Time to Succeed Coalition brings together an unprecedented group of leaders from education and business, communities and academia to say that it is time to strike the shackles of an outdated school calendar from our disadvantaged schools.
  • An actual understanding of our economy is that our economy most depends on our rate of innovation... It's not actually understood by most of the people running for office, but it's not in fact disputed.
  • I understand fully that jobs are created by the private sector, having been all my life in the private sector, but I don't buy the argument that the state has no role to play.
  • I realized I didn't need to go to work every day. I could work for the pleasure and the challenge, not for the mortgage payment.
  • Athletics and physical activity are important parts of youth development, in my experience and view.