A vast majority of the human population has made many false assumptions about education. These assumptions lead to a growing ignorance in our local communities and the global community as a whole. Some claim that education is solely for children and that the United States’ system of education is adequate, however both of these statements are invalid. Education is a process which repeats throughout life and should be held at a higher standard by our government and tax payers.
Personally, I have always felt that learning is an amazing privilege. Education is a chance to achieve greater or simply a chance to expand one’s own mind. Education should not be restricted to what a teacher instructs in a classroom. The act of learning is shown through life in simple acts: cooking, exercising, leading a healthy life, raising children; and also in more complex settings such as: PHD’s, masters, etc. The ability to learn and use acquired knowledge is a gift and should be treated as one. It is necessary to remember that education, sadly, is a privilege, not a right. However, whether formally educated or not, all people can make the choice to learn new things every day.
While many are satisfied with the status of education in many countries, including the United States, I am not. Children of the United States, especially young women, are blessed to have equal chances for education, however the system of education, like so many things in the world today, is not as efficient as it needs to be. In order to make a bright future, the country must first make bright children, and when the education system is improperly organized so children are excluded, this goal cannot be met. Many people do not understand the importance of education. Teachers are underpaid, schools underfunded, and cafeterias’ foods are far from nutritious. In this atmosphere it is impossible to hold students to the expectation of success. Children are the future, and education seems to be an auspicious tool.
Whether one enjoys to learn it is unarguable that education is an important aspect of life, one that our generation and future generations should learn to hold more closely. One can have no money or food, but where there is learning and love, there is joy.