The Importance Of Education In Education

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Education has often been regarded as a source of freedom for America’s Black students. Maxims such as “Education is the key to success” and “Education is the passport to the future” all support the idea that with education comes freedom. But at times, the universal American K-12 education doesn’t grant these forms of freedom for its Black and Brown students. This is primarily due to the fact that minority students are not being taught the importance of education in the pursuit of intellectual, economic, and professional freedom. Black students, especially in low-income communities, are still struggling to develop the skills necessary to succeed in society. The education system needs to better prepare its Black students by developing…show more content…
These responsibilities include providing high expectations, reinforcing positive identity, and displaying hardworking role models. High quality and rigorous educational environments that teach transferable skills of resilience and self-motivation have shown to succeed, today and historically and will enable Black students to further excel. Black students should be taught the immense role that education has played in Black history. They should be taught that though education and freedom is essential today, it was just as crucial in the lives of slaves. Slaves who could read and write were granted a sense of freedom that other slaves lacked. They were considered “esteemed members of the slave community.” The most prominent and well known (former) slaves today, Frederick Douglass and George Washington Carver, gained their freedom by relentlessly pursuing their education. Frederick Douglass was clear in his views on education when he stated that “Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth. The light by which man can only be made free.” Education was a primary component of decolonization and it led to the transformative mental reaction of
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