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On the street: What was the most important thing you learned in school?

Asked at South Park on May 22, 2004

Randall Blurton, unemployed, Lawrence

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“How to sit down and listen and keep quiet until asked to speak. And sharing. That’s the first thing that makes good character.”

Vimbayi Kajese, KU junior, Harare, Zimbabwe

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“During my time here I learned that my peers are people I should get to know better for later in life because they will be leaders in the future.”

Joshua Mayhle, KU senior, Seattle

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“I would say the most useful thing I learned is you have to take care of your own business. Once you leave here, it’s every person for his or her own self.”

Philip Cardin, KU graduate student, New Orleans

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“I would say, how to be a critical consumer of information.”

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