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What dose mrs flower mean when she tells marguerite that some people,though lacking formal schooling are ''more educated and even more intelligent than college professors?''


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This quote comes from Marguerite's first lesson in learning. This is the point at which she learns to understand that illiteracy doesn't translate as ignorance, and that a lack of a formal education doesn't mean there is a lack of intelligence.