Education and its value

Essay by Piri_lala March 2007

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Today, a university education is open to international students from around the world. Millions of students spend time and money in thousands of universities for different degrees. It means that education has value and is a highly regarded factor in many countries. However, every single one of us probably understands what exact meaning of education a little differently.

We go to school to prepare for the time when we grow up and have to work for ourselves. We learn our own language, so that we will be able to tell others clearly what we want, what we know, and understand what others tell us. Everything we learn has some practical use in our life. Those are the reasons why we do need to come to school, and I believe this level of education is enough for many people. Other people think that increased levels of education will open many opportunities for students.

It is often argued that the number of degrees raises the status of the holder.

In my opinion, I feel that the truly of education is not with these degrees. There are many famous people who did not achieve high education such as Einstein, Bill Gates, and many other famous people do not have Master’s degrees or doctorates. Another point is that studying for such a long time leads to learners becoming inflexible. Education may cause changes in intellectual flexibility, leading to better skills in using and evaluating information. (Education: Losing its Value)Because of education, children may get sick. School causes some seriously health problem such as lacking carbon dioxide which is terrible in high school building, lacking of activities outdoor, wearing glasses, and the body’s system is weaker. (Causes and Effects of Sick Schools Vary)In other point, Dr. Teresa Whitehurst says that “you have to be...