NH Voices – Frank Edelblut: Education the New Hampshire way
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EDUCATION HOLDS the lofty aspiration of being the great equalizer in our society. Knowledge and learning are essential to the preservation of a free state and education spreads opportunity and advantages, according to the New Hampshire Constitution.
Implied in this statement is that education will help students from all socio-economic and diverse backgrounds achieve that aspiration. When considering this goal, it is important not to conflate school and education. Mark Twain, paraphrased, said, “I never let my schooling get in the way of my education,” the point being that education is the goal, not school.