Importance Of Modern Education

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Modern Education—Enlightening or Perplexing? “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”-Nelson Mandela. An undisputed leader of all Africans has just gave us a a small introduction to how powerful education can be. As every corner of the world progresses and develops through globalization, there are more “educated” people in the world than ever before. However, is the “most powerful weapon” being utilized effectively? I believe not. Public education is one of the best inventions of the modern era. Regardless of sex, race, or money, everyone is given the same education. Genius. Education strived for who knows how long, but now we have today. Things are seemingly going downhill and getting worse, like a snowball gaining speed and size as it plummets down a hill. The truths that nobody wants to face is that our educational system is archaic, the wrong things are being taught and the values are completely wrong. Therefore modern education is not preparing children properly for what the 21st century really needs. First of all, our education system is outdated. Today’s education system emerged during the time when rumbling factories and child labor was everywhere. To this day there has been few changes, if any. This means education is still designed to cater the needs of the Industrial Revolution. More importance is assigned on some subjects while other subjects are completely pushed out of the realm. The dominating subject is still
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