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L. Denise Jackson

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Do you think there is a benefit in providing a percentage of courses within every college free and online?

With the rising of educational costs and the competitiveness, the socioeconomic gap will continue to be wider unless there is a philanthropic mandate post-graduation to ensure that generations to come are not existing with a disconnected view of society and more importantly people that can contribute to our overall progression.

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    Aug 29 2012: I believe all education should be absolutely free. In one of TED talks (don't remember which one), the speaker explained how our ability to communicate is the ground for progress of our society.
    Everyone should have access to knowledge, universities, museums, internet...
    Can you imagine how many Einsteins did we lose because they couldn't get an education.

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