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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 23 2011: education should be free, all humans should have access to all human knowledge, how to make this possible should be a high priority in fact is should be essential to us as human race.
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      Nov 3 2011: ...free like food and water? I suppose teachers should work for free? Most people don't realize how expensive the current systems already are. Maybe we do need to charge even a nominal free for people to have a better appreciation for it. Psychologically, humans tend to assign less value to what costs them less.
      I would rephrase your comment to say, we need to reduce barriers to education. Give it away free and its worth what people directly paid for it (nothing).

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