Mary and Barbara are smart, insightful, well- prepared formally or informally, and female role-breakers. They are risk takers and appropriately ambitious. They are filled with vision and resolve.
Everything in human learning depends on communication. Science and math are no exception. Numbers, symbols, problem solving equations, research strategies, construction, and virtually everything else depends on being able to understand others through language.
Better able to engage with teachers much older and more experienced. Who, because of the process, were also being transformed.
Unfettered enterprise and democracy are not mutually supportive. They co-exist in both positive and negative ways. A delicate balance.