Education's Role to Progress
How can there be rampant cases of miseducation when there is no education in the first place? This is how some students in New York perceive education in general, as written in their term papers.
James Adam, in the “The American Dream”, said “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” Not to be pessimistic but what Adams dreamed of is far from the present reality. With education being the root of many social problems, it becomes quite impossible to make life better, richer and fuller for everybody.
William Loxley of Asian Development Bank stated that “education is a major determinant of development everywhere....” therefore a high population of illiterate people causes the retrograde development in their country.
Education as a Factor to Eradicate Poverty
Governor Kathleen Blanco once said that “Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.”
There are many underlying effects of poverty that pulls a nation downwards. Out of school youth engage in other activities, and most are prohibited by the law.
Eli Broad stated that “Our nation's knowledge-based economy demands that we provide young people from all backgrounds and circumstances with the education and skills necessary to become knowledge workers.“ In a nutshell: education is the solution. The key to a progressive country is not only to end starvation but to give education.
Dianne is an Economics major who obtained her degree in Ohio. Halfway through her degree, Powell became an exchange student in Asia. She learned the different economic and social situations in different Asian countries. To be able to share her experiences, she wrote two term papers about the socio-economic crises in two of the most populous nations in the world: China and India.