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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 15 2011: We need to provide a virtual educational environment for children all over the world where – an environment that facilitates their development as well as the opportunity to realize their enormous potential! Through guided education and activities with other children, they will gain an understanding of themselves and the world as well the opportunity to realize that they can improve humanity with their actions and intentions.
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      Oct 15 2011: I'd go this direction. The advent of open courseware and other avenues like Khan academy are examples of rethinking how we deliver what we teach.

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