Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, says former South African President, Nelson Mandela. While this statement is very true, there are a few caveats to this statement. If students do not want to reap all the benefits of education, they will not be as likely to change the world. Therefore, we need to make sure to provide an education that facilitates change in the world. One way of doing this is improving the quality of instruction to facilitate learning. Also, students should be allowed to have fun in addition to learning. This allows schools to cater to the agenda of the student and the classroom rather than the school board, college board, etc. I believe that school should be about giving students useful information that they can use later on in life, rather than what is like today, which is a thoughtless endeavor that people want to just get over with. A good system of education would include involving the students themselves and allowing them to ask questions and be interested in what they are learning. What education is, can be described in numerous ways. I like to describe education as gaining knowledge that will then be used to succeed in the workplace and outside of educational institutions. The idea of formal education has lasted throughout history and it has evolved to what it has come to today. Unfortunately, in America, we can see a very restricted environment where students are expected to do everything
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