Reflection About Education

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When I was younger and in elementary school, I did not care about my grades at all. My parents would try to get me to study and I just did not care anything about it. It wasn’t until I became a little older and realized how important an education is that I started trying to do better. Ban Ki-moon states that “Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right” (qtd. In Brainy Quote). Devon Brown, in the film The Boys of Baraka, reminds me so much of myself in the way that he saw things in life and the time periods in his life that those views changed. My family has played a major role in encouraging me to succeed in school, they have motivated me to do my best, and taught me the things they think is the most important to helping me to become the best me possible.
My entire family has always been supportive and has played a huge role in encouraging me to succeed in school, unlike Devon who did not have very many people to support and encourage him. I started out sort of like Devon from The Boys of Baraka, I just did not care about school. It did not interest me at all. I was always in trouble for talking to my friends instead of doing my work. When my nanny and pawpaw realized how much I just did not care about school, they decided to offer me fifty dollars when I got my report card if I had As’ and Bs’. My Paw Paw would say

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