I came across the passage:
"Schools have always been in a society where practical is more important than intellectual," says education writer Diane Ravitch. "Schools could be a counterbalance." Ravitch's latest book, Left Back, traces the roots of anti-intellectualism in our schools...
Dear teachers , please tell me who says the sentence in the second quotation marks, or is it quoted from the book and said by others and why.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
The purpose of my question lies in just before the second quotation marks whether we should use a comma or a full stop. According to what I have noticed about it, both commas and full stops can be used. In my question the author used a full stop, let me give a comma example here. “Tom, listen,” Jesses said, “I’ve come here on purpose.” (St.Reader)
Is my conclusion right?