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Human rights and philosophy should be taught in school!

As a member of the Sudanese community, where human rights are constantly violated and where people, mostly the younger generations, do not tend to engage in critical issues affecting the whole nation, I believe that Education should be changed and transformed into teaching the students how to think philosophically and lay the foundation for that since nursery school, rather than indoctrinating them with ideologies and beliefs that would just dull their minds and make them incapable of questioning things, and taking initiative to find solutions to problems.
Many people here are very unaware of their rights, know nothing about vital issues like economics, for example, and completely oblivious to what's written in the Constitution.

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    Feb 22 2013: I couldn't agree more with the need to teach human rights, and I'd like to add to that current events. At least in the U.S., students could use a MUCH better education about what's going on in the world -- in history classes we're expected to memorize every detail, and current events are often thrown in as an afterthought, where we're asked to read two articles of our choice this week, or similar. Awareness of human rights and awareness of what's in the news should go hand in hand.

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