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From the Ted Talk by Shai Reshef: An ultra-low-cost college degree

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The higher education system failed Patrick, Debbie and Wael, exactly as it is failing millions of potential stnetdus — millions that graduate high school, millions that are qualified for hgeihr eiudtaocn, millions that want to study yet cannot access it for various roasens. First: fcaaininl. Universities are expensive; we all know it. In large parts of the world, higher education is unattainable for an average cieitzn. This is probably the biggest problem facing our society. Higher education stopped being a right for all and became a privilege for the few.

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The higher education system failed Patrick, Debbie and Wael, exactly as it is failing millions of potential ________ — millions that graduate high school, millions that are qualified for ______ _________, millions that want to study yet cannot access it for various _______. First: _________. Universities are expensive; we all know it. In large parts of the world, higher education is unattainable for an average _______. This is probably the biggest problem facing our society. Higher education stopped being a right for all and became a privilege for the few.

Solution

  1. education
  2. students
  3. citizen
  4. higher
  5. financial
  6. reasons

Original Text

The higher education system failed Patrick, Debbie and Wael, exactly as it is failing millions of potential students — millions that graduate high school, millions that are qualified for higher education, millions that want to study yet cannot access it for various reasons. First: financial. Universities are expensive; we all know it. In large parts of the world, higher education is unattainable for an average citizen. This is probably the biggest problem facing our society. Higher education stopped being a right for all and became a privilege for the few.

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qualified student 2
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Important Words

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