The lifestyle I grew up in placed more emphasis surviving on a daily basis rather than having a secure future. Without stability in one’s daily life, it becomes difficult to focus on creating an ideal future that I’m sure most people want. It shouldn’t take nationwide studies to show while fewer kids are dropping out of school; it’s because of standardized testing rather than measuring true potential and intelligence.
Like most young kids, I dreamt of graduating high school, college and moving on to adulthood to obtain an enjoyable career. However, I didn’t come from the best home and my own personal struggles hindered me from garnering a consistent education and upbringing. I believe that consistency is very important when molding a child’s mind. Without it, learning can become difficult and be more frustrating than it is enjoyable. I’ve personally discovered that those are lasting effects but I understand it’s importance for my own personal growth and equally important for the growth and enhancement of our society.
The words 'cultivate' and 'civilize' are synonymous with 'educate'. Education is important as it teaches us the right behavior and good manners thus making us civilized. It teaches us how to lead life. It is the basis of culture and civilization. It is instrumental in the development of our values and virtues. Education cultivates us into mature individuals, individuals capable of planning for our future and taking the right decisions in life. It gives us an insight into our lives and teaches us to learn from experience. The future of a nation is safe in the hands of educated individuals. Education is important for the economic growth of a nation. It fosters principles of equality and socialism. It forms a support system for individuals to excel in life. It is the backbone of society.
I feel that if our education process in our schools was geared toward an individual’s personality and their life goals, it would be valued more. Our current...