What is Education All about?

The word ‘educated’ is used to describe different people depending on the circumstance or the display of knowledge. In the real essence of it what does it mean to be educated or what does education really mean? I am not going to try to define these terms but I will like to explain what I think education should do for a society.


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How does education improve our lives?

Education is seen as the golden ticket to a better life, however this ticket is not being taken by many young individuals at the perfect age to pursue higher education. For various reasons, students have no drive or interest in the benefits of the institutions that surround them.  In the  New York Times article “Bottom Line: How State Budget Cuts Affect Your Education,” Sarah Brown demonstrates how state spending to universities has dropped dramatically nationwide since 2008 and the numbers presented are staggering; some universities are experiencing cuts of more than 50%. The implications of what is happening here are dismal – spending cuts are “forcing many public universities to lay off faculty and staff members, postpone in new facilities and raise tuition fees.” Due to these massive reductions to funding colleges and universities, education is becoming less available to the general public due to increased cost. There seems to be no reasonable stance which successfully argues that education should not be provided to all individuals in a society. There is a plethora of research showing correlation between educational attainment and quality of life; it should be common understanding that education is no longer a privilege, but rather a right and a necessary resource. Students must realize the potential that surrounds them and the benefit that is provided by it.


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