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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 8 2011: It would be if it was free and accessible to everyone. My schol recently underwent major technology upgrades which included home access to some great programs. Very very few students log on at home. Flipped classrooms could not work in this community. I teach in a school with more than 50% free and reduced lunch but even the ones who are okay financially don't have free access to the Internet. One story - her father is on Facebook all the time!

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