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also re-ed·u·cate (rē-ĕj′ə-kāt′)
tr.v. re·ed·u·cat·ed, re·ed·u·cat·ing, re·ed·u·cates also re-ed·u·cat·ed or re-ed·u·cat·ing or re-ed·u·cates
1. To instruct again, especially in order to change someone's behavior or beliefs.
2. To retrain (a person) to function effectively; rehabilitate.

re·ed′u·ca′tion n.
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(riˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to educate again, as for new purposes.
2. to educate or train for resumption of normal activities, as a disabled person.
re•ed`u•ca′tion, n.
re•ed′u•ca`tive, adj.
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"Filipinos need to be reeducated being illiterate voters," he added.
China then threw out all foreign missionaries, shut down churches, imprisoned most of the Chinese Christian leaders, 'reeducated' believers and made it an offence to own a Bible or to be in possession of Christian literature.
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Millions of victims perished in those hideous Orwellian exercises; millions more were allowed to survive the ordeal, but only after confessing their "crimes" and being completely "reeducated." One of the most revolting aspects of these brutal public displays, still very much a part of life in China, Cuba, and other Communist regimes, is the way in which friends, co-workers, and even family members are coerced to join in denouncing the designated victim.
These people were told they had to be reeducated. Anyone questioning the validity of wrongs that had become rights was accused of hate crimes, being bigoted, extremist, homophobic, anti-choice, mean-spirited, intolerant, or just plain wrong.
For the rest of us, however, who haven't been reeducated in Room 101, saying it, or being bullied into saying it, doesn't make it so.
I believe people come into the world wanting to do good, but are in fact "reeducated" every day to maintain a system around them of the "haves" and the "havenots." Do people need to be "re-educated" in order for transformation to happen?
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