Throwaway Culture: The Cause Of Poor Education

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Throwaway Culture: The Cause of Poor Education
Quality education is an aspect of life that, in most cases, foreshadows how successful one will be. Though throughout the world, illiteracy is a massive issue. Of the 781 million illiterate adults, an estimated sixty-four percent are women. With the large amount of uneducated women in the world, social issues have developed. Education began ancient centuries ago, with very basic tasks. In the first civilizations, scribes, priests, and other roles were created to benefit the communities. Over time, the jobs evolved to create school systems and a reliable source of education. However, not every family can enjoy the luxuries of a solid school and education. Millions of families and innocent children
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Previously mentioned, families lack the money to offer their children an education. As a result, children will resort to hazardous and unhealthy conditions. These include child labor and other jobs that violate Tanzanian law. As a result of throwaway culture, children attempt to provide for their struggling families, which often causes even more severe problems. However, children and families have not been the only victims of social pressure. As school populations rose, schools could not maintain the growth that had previously been exploited. The pressure faced by schools to support withstand a large group of students is evidently shown as education has been poor in developing countries. Furthermore, the social pressure faced by schools and families has added to the gender gap in literacy and academics. According to a source, fourteen of fifty-one developing countries show poor literacy for women. In all, the male literacy rates were marginally higher than the women’s rates, which was at a shocking sub-twenty percent for each country. The amount of illiterate women in developing countries perfectly illustrate the gender gap in academics and education, thus showing the effects on a poor education. To conclude, throwaway culture has added to the gender gap in education and left children, specifically women, in harmful and…show more content…
Some children’s struggles in Africa can be clearly traced back to the pandemic of AIDs and civil wars in regions, as well as other political factors: “...civil wars in some regions that turned boys into soldiers and other children into refugees, and poverty resulting not only from disease and war but also from economic stagnation, population growth, and political corruption.” In some instances, as evident in Africa, the children have no control over their past history, yet it is the leading factor for why they cannot receive an education. The small acts that are done each day contributing to a throwaway culture have had long lasting effects for the children in the world today. As mentioned earlier, women make up approximately two thirds of the illiterate population among illiterate adults. In fact, half of the adult women in Africa are illiterate. The argument is made that educating women and decreasing the illiteracy rate among women worldwide will have a larger benefit than educating more men. “Because of what women do with the extra income they earn, because of the extra leverage it affords them within the family, and because of the direct effects of greater knowledge and awareness, female education has an enormous social impact .” Poor education, and more specifically social injustice, has impacted the women literacy rate
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