Education

“Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person that has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”

César Chávez
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“I grew up in an environment where I thought Muslims and Arabs were the ones who kill, but through education I discovered this wasn’t the truth – and then I was able to forgive. You can’t forgive if you don’t know the truth, which is why education is so important… If young folks know the truth, change will come.”

Emmanuel Jal
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“The new education must teach the individual how to classify and reclassify information, how to evaluate its veracity, how to change categories when necessary, how to move from the concrete to the abstract and back, how to look at problems from a new direction—how to teach himself. Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man who can’t read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.“

Herbert Gerjuoy [Often misattributed to Alvin Toffler, see source note]

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