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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 7 2011: Education is not one thing. Ken Robinson points out that although schools tend to kill creativity, they do other things well. Education, as the Lady Hillary reminded us, 'takes a village'. Education is a sum of a variety of parts. Knowledge is certainly available on the internet, in greater than ever quantities. But judgement, curiosity, balance, perseverence and other qualities of individual passion cannot be attained online.

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