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Access to Education



In many ways, access to education lies at the heart of both individual and collective progress and growth. Societies with high rates of education experience lower crime levels, better overall health, and a higher level of civic involvement. Conversely, a lack of access to education is tied directly to poverty and inequality. Unfortunately, depending on our country and culture of origin and factors such as gender, race, disability, sexuality, social class, ethnicity, and even age can influence our access to quality education. But when every person has access to educational systems, we empower individuals and strengthen communities.

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I Sued the School System

THE PEOPLE VS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM

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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

“If you ever doubted that Supremacy Crimes—those devoted to maintaining hierarchy—are rooted in both sex and race, read Pushout. Monique Morris tells us exactly how schools are crushing the spirit and talent that this country needs.

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This College Student Had to Choose: Go to Class, or Go to Work So She Can Afford to Eat

"My College Dream″ is a series of first-person essays by college students about their college and career aspirations, the serious money struggles they faced along the way and the real-world consequences that resulted from their circumstances — and their decisions.

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FindCenterIntelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.

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Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures, rather than undermines, creativity.

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How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s

In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional! It’s true.

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How to Escape Education’s Death Valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish—and how current education culture works against them.

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FindCenterLive as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

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Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850–1954: An Intellectual History

Evans chronicles the stories of African American women who struggled for and won access to formal education, beginning in 1850, when Lucy Stanton, a student at Oberlin College, earned the first college diploma conferred on an African American woman.

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You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education

Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and controversy. One of the world’s most influential educators, Robinson has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face.

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