My grandmother and my grandfather on my Dad’s side spent their entire adult career working for the Chicago Board of Education (as both teachers and truant officers.)  My Mom’s sister, Diane, is the Director of International Recruiting for a University near Chicago.  Her career brought me to Japan at a young age.  That said, you don’t need to work in the field of education to engage in learning in your adult years. In this day and age, there are more options for adult education than ever before. The days of the 25 year career based on a trade learned in college are gone. To keep pace in today’s past paced society, continued education must be part of your plan for life. Adult Education is not only suitable for your career, a quick look through this year’s Top 100 list will reveal that education is also now part of financial and family planning, relationships, and, of course, recreation….to name a few.

If you are committed to continued education for life, you love the options that we present in this years Top 100 Education list showcasing the best of the best.


“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” — Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin]

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. — Anonymous

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. –Abraham Lincoln

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. –Albert Einstein

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. –Alvin Toffler

Nine tenths of education is encouragement. –Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. –Anatole France