The Importance of Education

And taking a step back to understand what education is

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  1. Education should facilitate empowerment. Each year there are media features about a handful of students who get admitted into all eight Ivy League colleges. This is a remarkable achievement that should be celebrated, but is the function of education to produce a valedictorian, or is it to raise communities? Are grades and test scores the only measure of success? How can educational opportunities nurture entire blocks in meaningful ways, addressing health disparities and wealth gaps, while shaping new cycles of collective success?

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