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Megan Summers

Impact Entrepreneurship Group


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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: I think the internet in its raw form is like the biggest library in the world + all the books and information that never deserved any significant time and attention. No matter how much we curse our primary and secondary education, we cant truly understand its importance unless we go completely out of the scenario to understand ourselves. A simple experiment, two kids be never exposed to the world, any form of media, information and should be just taught the language and basic habits, mannerism, survival instincts etc. Once they grow 12 give one internet and another 4-8 years of fast paced formal education, what will happen ?

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