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Megan Summers

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Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer?

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. – Horace Mann

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    Oct 6 2011: The education tools and schools forming on the internet are going to become to pervasive and sophisticated that they will inevitably envelop all modern and traditional forms of education. Just as the introduction of the computer itself has done, most classrooms with be integrated with the internet and its vast array of tools and resources.
    That is not to say that formal education will fade away. Most obsolete technologies and traditions stay around, at least to some extent, but they will be increasingly less relevant to the crucial goal of educating people all over the planet.

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