Word of the day: school

school school / sko͞ol noun 1.an institution or organization which provides education, especially for children “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.” -Harold Howe, 1906-1976 2. a group of people, especially academics, who share the same philosophies or methods “The policy of letting a hundred flowers blossom, and a hundred schools of thought contend, is designed to promote the flourishing of the arts and the progress of science; it is designed to enable a socialist culture to thrive in our land.” -Mao Tse-tung, 1893-1976 3. a group of fish “In north Biscayne Bay, there are schools of small pilchards, threadfin herring, large Spanish sardines and the first schools of finger mullet. Offshore, there are schools of ballyhoo and flying fish being chased by jacks, bonito, cero mackerel and dolphin.” -Alan Sherman, 1957- verb 1. to instruct or discipline someone in a specific field “One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.” -Thomas Moore, 1779-1852 2. the action of sending one to school “Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882