Education is something that is so valuable and it saddens me to think that not everyone has the same opportunities. I use Tabs for a Cause which I found via Katie and whenever I donate my hearts I usually choose human rights or education. I believe that people should have more exposure to education. I know that I am privileged when it comes to my own education because I have the opportunity to receive a higher education. I know that sometimes I take it for granted. On test days when I didn’t study quite enough or I don’t think I’m as prepared as I should be I pray that we have a snow day or delay so it gets pushed back- a girl in third-world country would take advantage of any educational opportunity given to them.
As a college student I should take my education very seriously and I think that it’s something I try to do. I also think that it’s important that others recognize how valuable their education is. I wish that there was a way to better the world’s education process. I mean first we would have to make America’s a logical thing that doesn’t focus on testing and then maybe other places would take our advice when it comes to education.
Education is such a valuable resource that we don’t focus on enough. Rather than focus on what kids are learning the education system is built around whether or not they can pass a test or make it to the next level of education. Have I ever learned how to do my taxes or pick insurance or even cook in school? No, but I took Honors Pre-Calc and learned how to find the slope of a parabola and I can guarantee you that I have not done it since and what will I do with my amazing essay writing skills? Write my college research papers? What will that get me in the communications field after college? While yes, I learned amazing skills in school but they so many of them were just trying to prepare me for the next step in my educational life not my real life. Education is a resource that needs to be expanded and reformed. Let’s focus on teaching kids how to be professional rather than teaching them the dress code is so they don’t distract boys. Let’s remind them that there’s more to life than school. Let’s remind them how to do life skills.
Education is so important we need to learn important things rather than the SATs and ACTs.