Education transcends geography - Excerpt of a speech by Mark Garnier

Part of a speech by Mark Garnier
PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE

Education transcends geography, language and political persuasion; it breaks barriers and creates curiosity. It brings people together. Its importance should not be understated, nor should it be confined solely to syllabi and test scores.

Abraham Lincoln, whose statue is just across the road in Parliament Square, proclaimed that: “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”

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