« But everyone's doing it... | Main | I'm broke... »

Dr. Seuss could save the world

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.? - Dr. Seuss


According to Bookaid.org, 80 million of the world's children do not go to school. It breaks my heart to think of these children never learning to read or write, never being able to see and share the imaginations and experiences of anyone or anything beyond their front doorstep. These children work; the only thing they will learn is a trade most likely not chosen by them, and that will be all they are qualified to do for the rest of their lives if they are never given the opportunity to learn something else.


The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Swiss cognitive psychologist.

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
William B. Yeats, poet


Another huge importance of universal education is the future of this planet, the future of our race. With education comes the knowledge of the worlds problems, and the ability to take responsibility for them. If more people had this ability, real change could be affected worldwide. Without education, nothing can change.

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.
Herbert Spencer

I don't see how you're going to stop the cycle of famine and war unless you improve knowledge and understanding.
Michael Morpurgo, former Children's Laureate


The pursuit of new knowledge, that power to accomplish new goals, the ability to even dream up new possibilities for yourself - this should not be denied to anyone. We need to take care of the children who can not take care of themselves. Every child has the potential to acheive their dreams, but without education they won't even know that.