The party announced Sunday that she and her fellow NLD candidates swept Burma's by-election, winning almost all of the 45 seats up for grabs. If confirmed, the results would be a public rebuke of the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, which holds an overwhelming majority of parliament seats. The Nobel Prize winner pledges that when she and her party enter government after more than two decades in political exile, they will cooperate with all those willing to work for national reconciliation. Aung San Suu Kyi called Sundays vote a hopeful sign for democracy and reconciliation in Burma. Burma's Democracy Leader Hopes Election Win Brings New Era | Asia | English I watched an interview with a man who farmed 6 acres growing rice and using water buffalo. He had a car battery for a single light they used at night. He made $30 a month. He and his family stopped building their new house because he thought the money was better spent keeping his two young sons in school. Even there, someone so poor and in such bad circumstances felt "education" was the way out for his children. Want to bet he's never said "education is for snobs"? I'm working with two new engineers from China. Both have dental problems. They said it was poor diet growing up. No milk. Education brought them here. They are already planning out the education for their children. When I showed them a presidential candidate saying "education is for snobs", they were totally shocked. One of them said that he thinks Republicans don't like science. Isn't that hilarious? He told me. Seems I'm not the only one with that perception.