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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 11 2011: I think the most valuable contribution that could be made to education throughout the world would be to remove nationalism and religion from schools and curriculum. Allow our children to be the creative free-thinkers we know they are.
    • Oct 11 2011: Actually,what you say can be heared only in the Utopia !
    • Oct 13 2011: John Lennon brought up this song with "Imagine" over 30 years ago.. It got him assassinated.
      • Oct 14 2011: I suppose on the content of your reply, all people should give up and cease to work for a better life. Perhaps I misunderstood you though. I believe that to work towards a better life for all through a multitude of small steps is pragmatic, realistic, and something that can be accomplished. It's a matter of realizing our common potential. It's a sustained effort rather than a quick fix.

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