“Putting learning at the center of home and school priorities is the best pathway to the American Dream.”
-Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA
“The American Dream is about every individual who aspires to achieve more in life.
Understanding our national ethos of democracy and equality has never been more urgent.”
-Ali Malekzadeh, president of Roosevelt University and a native of Iran
"If democracy is to survive, it is the task of men of thought, as well as men of action, to put aside pride and prejudice; and with courage and single-minded devotion- and above all with humility—to find the truth and teach the truth that shall keep men free."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Address at University of Pennsylvania," September 20, 1940.
"Aditus Omnibus Patet" (Translation: Access to All!)
Roosevelt University Motto
"Who are these people who would ration democracy? Who are these who say that knowledge and learning and training are not for the apt and the eager unless their ancestors fit in their narrow pattern of color and creed?
Who are these people who would stifle education? Who are these who would seek to confine knowledge and truth within the limited barriers of their prejudices?"
Democracy in Education - Roosevelt Founders Fund Prospectus, 1945