is the process of teaching or acquiring knowledge and skills.


“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.”

Pete Seeger (born 1919); American folk singer

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”

Walter Cronkite (1916-2009); American broadcast journalist

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013); Former president of South Africa

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Joshua J. Marine

“You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. ”

Tom Brokaw (born 1940); American television journalist and author

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ”

Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990); publisher

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”

Morris Adler (1870-1937); psychiatrist

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”

Confucius (551-479); philosopher

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

Sydney Harris (1917-1986); American newspaper columnist

“I am a part of all that I have met.”

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892); poet laureate

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 2 or 8. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

Moshe Arens (born 1925); former Israeli Minister of Defense

“Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”

John Dewey (1859-1952); American philosopher and psychologist

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Never Say Never

The year was 1970, and I was a sophomore at UMKC studying my favorite subject, history. My friend and I would sit in the dorm until the wee hours of the morning, talking about the unorthodox delivery of Dr. D, our English Literature instructor. His lectures were wild and wonderful. His gyrations and ad lib remarks along with his sparse…

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At the Junior level of education, I love to study mathematics because i like calculating things around me.I had grade A in my basic education certificate examination so I got to know that my passion is mathematics. With this I have create a dream of becoming an Actuarial Scientist in future which am working massively towards.I want to further my…

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Orange is not the new Black

Last year I began volunteering at the Indiana Women's Prison in a small way helping with family day camp and a couple baby showers when I found out that a small group of educators had come together to offer college classes at no charge. Professors volunteer their time and get books however they can. The students receive credit through a…

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I Can Do It

I was at home trying to do my homework. Then I got stuck on a really hard problem. I asked my mom and dad for help, they tried and tried to figure the out the problem they couldn't. Then I went upstairs to the livingroom and i looked at the problem one last time. I said to myself that if…

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Educated by Dad

My father grew up in Oklahoma during the early years of the Great Depression. He was the only living child of a hardworking farmer and a devoted mother. When Dad completed eighth grade, my grandfather believed his only son would work on the farm. My grandmother, however, understood the door that an education could open even in tough economic times.…

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I'll Be Good Too

As parents, we're nothing if not educators. Ever since our daughter was born, when I leave her, to go to work for instance, I tell her, "You be a good girl, and I'll be a good boy too." I'm not perfect, but through this she knows that I expect her to be good and that she should expect me to…

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Everyday Hero: Sharon


my mom is my hero. she is the only person in my life that understands me and we have been through thick and thin. shes also my role model <3

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Everyday Hero: Amy

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Malala Yousafzai's Birthday Wish 385 4 43 It is customary to make a wish on one's birthday. On her sixteenth birthday, nine months after being shot in the head in an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman in northwest Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York with a wish for universal equality, universal opportunity, and…

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Everyday Hero: Julia and Emma


Teen sisters, Julia and Emma Mogus, founded an organizaiton called, Books With No Bounds in 2011 after learning Aboriginal children living in remote communities in Canada, grow up barely owning a single book their whole lives. First Nations children and teens living on reserves are underfunded in their education and have access to good books. To date, Julia and Emma…

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Everyday Hero: Malala


Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the taliban in an attempt to silence her fight for girls education. Founded September 22, 2013: Awards: Malala Yousafzai has won the following national and international honors: 1. International Children's Peace Prize nominee, 2011 2. National Youth Peace Prize, 2011 3. Sitara-e-Shujaat, Pakistan's third-highest civilian bravery award, October 2012 4. Foreign…

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Everyday Hero: Vinh


His childhood very miserable. 4-year-old, he lost his father, 6-year-old, he lost his mother. 8-year-old, he lost one his arm. But, he still passed the university. He can play guitar and harmonica at the same time. Now, he established Child Protection Center with name "Sunflower". He is Nguyen The Vinh, living in Viet Nam.

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Education is meaningless without discipline, our children demand instant gratification. Hard work is something someone else should do.
Chris about 1 year ago from Atlanta

It is crucial that parents educate their children and not outsource it to school or police, showing the importance of studying so that more doors are open.
Anderson over 1 year ago from Colatina, ES - Brasil

Education has given me the stride and passion to become a doctor. The teachers who inspire me really love their job and the students they teach. They care so much for all of us, with a great deal of compassion.
raevyn robinson almost 2 years ago from INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Education is to pass on what we have learned.
Bruce Willingham about 2 years ago from Warner Robins, Ga

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