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Sharon McCann

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If you could magically make everyone know one thing, fact or idea, what would it be?

If some how you could make sure that every human being knew one fact, one idea, what would you have them all know?

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    Dec 10 2011: That everyone - all seven billion of us - can be and deserves to be educated far beyond what we have accepted as sufficient; far beyond what we ever thought possible.
    • Dec 12 2011: Would it work to instill the idea that education is valuable in its own right? Now, education is all about achieving a goal to produce something. Would valuing education just for its own process help?
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        Dec 15 2011: Sharon,

        Yes, instilling the value of education would help. However, I don't think it would be the whole solution. Most people know the value of education. They just don't believe they could actually get one. Most people have been convinced they are stupid by an education system that tries to be a one-size-fits-all solution and fails miserably. If people can't fit the mold then they are led to believe there is something wrong with them and they give up.

        I am working on a system that will enable EVERYONE to get a college level education and actually remember more than most current college graduates. Take a look at www.demml.org.
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      Dec 18 2011: I love this idea of better education for all. An education which is life integrated and creative which can make someone free in his thinking and independent in life.

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