Why Is Education Important In Australia

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Education is crucial. It develops us as a whole, which leads to discovery, which then, leads to greatness. Education is the catalyst of every country, and we all know that. It’s common sense. Education is the powerhouse for us to keep on moving. Education is interconnected with every single strand of the economy, laws, jobs, research… I believe that education is not only one of the most important factors in a development of a country but instead, it has a greater significance than other factors.

First and Foremost, Education is the foundation of our society. It gives us the power of knowledge and the power of assisting others. Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapons which you can use to change the world – The Former
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Our education system has some flaws that are vital to fix. The Conversation, an Australian article publishing company, published an article a few months ago stating a few flaws within our education system that is failing the children of the 21st century. “Less than 1 in 10 Australians students studied advanced maths in Year 12 2013. In particular, there has been a collapse between girls studying maths and science.” We are slowly losing participation in maths and science and statistic shows: “ It is estimated that 75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering and mathematics” How is this society going to survive if lots of jobs now require science and we are choosing to not participate in. We will have more people who will be jobless. With this, the domino effect would occur, starting from the economy going down to a national economy crisis, which is currently happening in Greece. Hence, more students should be encouraged to learn science, maths, and…show more content…
Mamamia also states that “The 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures the numeracy, literacy, and science skills of half a million 15-year-olds around the world… Australia’s ranking fell in all subjects from 15th to 19th in Mathematics, 10th to 16th in Science and 9th to 14th in 2009.” This shows how far we are falling behind other countries, whereas Asian countries like China, Singapore, Korea and Japan are pulling ahead of Australia. Our students of the 21st Century aren’t getting smarter. They are going backwards. Australia, we need to drag back in. We still haven’t made a change since Julia Gillard had set the ambitious goal – For Australia to be ranked top 5 countries in reading, mathematics and science by 2025. As a whole, we haven’t fulfilled the quota yet, but instead we are making it harder ourselves to fulfil
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