"Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Alexis Herman on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Alexis Herman on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."Alexis Herman on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Alexis Herman on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Alexis Herman on T. S. Eliot
"Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted."
"If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future."
"The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership."