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Ann Lee
  • 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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    Si Xie 10+

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    Oct 18 2011: Let's assume that education is a basic human right, like the right to live.

    Then face this question into two different situation:

    One, you or your family don not have the financial ability to afford you to the school. If somebody like the government have policy to afford you to have a education in low price or even free. You have the right to be educated and the policy protect this right. In this situation, you just basically have the chance and oppotunity to go to school. In this situation, government can help a greater people go to school or be educated while using the relative policy.

    Another situation is that you already have the financial ability to school or be educated, but you do not have the equal change to have the same chance to go to a nice college or instuctor, is that violet the basic right of you? Is this unfair? Also, as for a international student, should he or she have the same chance with US residents when applying a school in US? Moreover, if you are the resident in this states, you are prior to go to the college in your own place than people out of the state.

    Basically, the last situation is just built on the people who already have the oppotunities in eduaction, but not in a equal way.

    So if education is a basic right of human, it not only can be accessed, and also be fair to every one...

    Hence, this issues can be involve not only the society and government, also the institute that provide the education.

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