By Crystal Wong & Daron Leonard
My partner (Daron) and I (Crystal) chose education as our topic for the 2014 UCC Summer Program because we believe that without an education, a student can not achieve their goals and take advantage of all the opportunities they are given. Nelson Mandela once stressed “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” We strongly agree with this statement. Education opens so many doors for a variety of people. We know education is the only measure that is equal throughout the world, everyone has the capability of learning anything and everything despite their race, religion, gender, or culture. In education, everyone has a leveled playing field.
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“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.” – Chanakya
My partner and I believe that education is universal. Knowledge is the key to success no matter where you are located, even if you are located in a city such as Philadelphia. In the previous school year of 2013-2014, the Philadelphia School District and the City of Philadelphia has been arranging school budget cuts. They have attempted and succeeded to cut many various programs in multiple schools. As Philadelphia high school students, we believe we deserve as much funding as students in the suburbs receive. We are a part of the education group to help efface these budget cuts and find other solutions to the money situation.