Why Should Children Be Held Back?

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Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” If this is so, then why do education systems today focus on certain groups of people, not encompassing the big picture and providing for each and every individual? Believe it or not, today’s education systems has flaws. They do not take into account the needs of the students and parents. It can cost an unreasonable amount, cause stress to students, and is unbalanced based on stereotypes and certain groups. 70 million children today are prevented from attending school. Many of these children live in Africa, which is most likely because Africa is very poor, and does not manage the resources it has well. This is an issue because these children are prevented from reaching their full potential. Why should these children be held back?

To begin, one of the major problems in education is that education is unbalanced based on certain groups of people, including academic level, location, etc. According to the speakingbooks.com, “One in five people are illiterate today, ⅔ being women.” Women are still stereotyped as trivial, and are not provided the education that a man would get. Speakingbooks.com also states, “98% of illiterate people are concentrated in three key areas: South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arab States.” Different countries have certain resources and help, which allows them to provide a better education to their citizens. Poorer countries, like South West Asia and
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