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  • Ann Lee
  • San Jose, CA
  • United States


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I believe the right to an education is a basic human right..what can we do to make that a reality?

Governor Brown just signed the Dream Act and that propelled me to think about how accessible education is in United States and around the world. Education shouldn't be something that only the privileged can afford. What can we do to give every child an opportunity to improve their lives through education?


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  • Oct 10 2011: Conquer the world and create a dictatorship.... (Okay, not the answer you're looking for...)

    There is a cost of everything, including education. The better question would be how do we raise the capital to educate the children? We can pass all the laws we desire, but, as the example of "No child left behind" has shown, the only way it seems that we do not leave "no child left behind" is by holding back others.

    Then the question remains: Who determines what the "education" is? The example of Kansas and Texas from the past few years of trying to pass off Intelligent Design as equal to Evolution should be a scary example of what happens when people decide what is science...

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