Letter: Empowering through education

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  • Sweet Ginger Salt Lake City, UT
    May 30, 2014 7:38 p.m.

    Well-said Kimberly! In the words of Kofi Annan (UN Secretary General) "Education is the great equalizer of our time. It gives hope to the hopeless and creates chances for those without. It is also the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. On it's foundation rest the cornerstone of freedom, democracy, and sustainable human development. I applaud the Global Partnership for Education's commitment to unlocking the power of education to all children."

    An amazing organization that has helped provide quality schooling for 22 million of the world's poorest children.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 30, 2014 5:49 a.m.

    You pointed out the problem very well in "empowering" women is a threat to ago old power structures that rely on keeping a class of people subjugated to perpetuate the status quo. When groups seek to demean education, you know it is because they see it as a threat to their power.

    Unfortunately we see these same attitudes pop up from time to time even here in comments made - where being "educated" is demeaned and scoffed at. While we might not always agree on subjects, when discussions are made by people who have taken the time to study out the subject, you can often remove the emotion, and focus on the problems.

    Best of luck with your educational endeavors.... be an example to those who follow behind you.