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You are not a number. Your value is not defined by a grade, a percentage, a GPA or an SAT score. You are a human being, with hopes, dreams, aspirations and a mind to think for yourself.
Your presence in school may be required, but it is up to you to make something of it. From kindergarten until you graduate and beyond, it is you who determine what you get from your education. That’s not to say that the school you attend, the classes you enroll in, or the teachers you end up with have no impact, but ultimately it’s all on you. That should not sound like a crushing weight or just another responsibility – it’s actually freeing. Getting a good education is a privilege that not all children and young adults get and often it is those that are more affluent or are enrolled in a better school…
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