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Forum Post: Please promote free education!

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 19, 2011, 6:21 p.m. EST by OccupytheNews (12) from Bremerton, WA
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I believe that in order to be able to truly contribute to these kinds of discussions that people ought to be very knowledgeable about the things they are talking about. Thus we must promote free education resources such as

AcademicEarth.org

Want to take Business, Law, Economics, and Psych classes at Harvard and Yale for free? Here you go.

Please watch this video lecture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&feature=relmfu

and discuss what you think.

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[-] 3 points by freedomboy (3) 2 years ago

Every human, born on planet earth- needs to have a birthright of free education. No one asked to be born and they need education to experience life to the fullest. Education today, is so the 1% 's slaves (us) are fit to work and produce for our masters. http://1vbd3.cjb.net

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13196) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

The whole educational system needs a radical overhaul.

Consider history - it's a part of us, who we are and how we came to be what we are. We, this generation, owe it to the next to provide that information to them, so that they can see the patterns that exist in history and continue the journey of the human race into a future of peace and prosperity, a place where human dignity and human rights have real meaning and value.

Literature is a big part of that learning, of culture, of origin.

Math and Science - these too have history, and cultural roots, some of which impact political considerations of eons past. Issues such as earth is flat-ism are repeating themselves now. To know and understand one's history is to be armed with the knowledge of how things may be shaped today, and to what end.

Math and science are the foundation of civilization - without them we cannot maintain all we have built.

That we place the next generation in bondage while we meet our own obligation to them - is surreal and absurd, some abstract rendering of Dante's deepest circle rendered whole upon the canvas of life.

And so it is true - the whole world has gone mad . . . .

It will take some time, but perhaps together we can make a difference.

[-] 2 points by Algee (182) 2 years ago

Not only that, we must also encourage the people to always further their education. Education should not only be for the acquiring of a profession, it should be continued as long as a person should live. It should remain free for a free people. And of course we will all pay, because in this new society education will be prized above money! Greed only leads to feudalism. This movement is the people!

[-] 2 points by KingVegetax (51) 2 years ago

the #1 thing that everyone should learn.

EDUCATION DOES NOT = INTELLIGENCE

 Education is the knowledge you have gained
 Intelligence is the Ability to Learn.
[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

Wisdom is the ability to APPLY the knowledge that you have gained appropriately.

[-] 0 points by KingVegetax (51) 2 years ago

Good call

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

Thank you.

We have lots of very well educated people. We have lots of highly intelligent people. We have very FEW wise people.

[-] 2 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

Education IS free. A college degree is expensive.

The idea that an institution has the ability or "right" to declare whether or not you are "educated" is the epitome of an elitist mentality.

[-] 1 points by OccupytheNews (12) from Bremerton, WA 2 years ago

I agree with your statement. However this now raises a question, how will we then designate the learned from those who haven't yet learned?

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

The same way we do now-with opinionated bigotry and self righteous comparisons. Duh! :P

[-] 1 points by OccupytheNews (12) from Bremerton, WA 2 years ago

Well we need to do this, otherwise people may just lie in the classroom.

Surely there is a forum where learned people discuss and debate this sort of thing.

[-] 2 points by hymie (391) 2 years ago

Some countries have universities that are free, or almost free - Argentina, for example.

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