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Lourdes Torres
Santa Ana CA

Bio: I am a teacher interested in improving the early childhood education programs and teacher preparation programs at institutiosn of higher education. Plato said that the strength of a democratic government lies in the education of its constituents;Thomas Jefferson expressed that the strength of our democracy lies in the education of its citizens. The idea of democracy came from the Greeks; it was refined by the Romans, adopted by the British and then by the Americans. The United States can have a truly participatory democracy. But the schools need to educate students within the principles of a democratic government, the western culture, a collaborative society, and the cyber era.

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