What is a Good Education?
Education literally means the things a person learns by being taught.
So, the definition of a good education would be the things a person learns
by being taught well. But what exactly does that mean? No one has ever
told you that, right. To me a good education is basically achieved when a
person has a general to specific knowledge of the things that have
happened in the world, things that could happen in the future of the world,
how to communicate with others, and how to live safely in the world today.
In order to live in this day and age, a person needs to know what has
happened to people or places before their time. This is basically learned in
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To know the names of some famous authors and what they are
famous for should be enough for a person to be able to function in society.
However, knowing a little bit of detail about authors in history would be of
People should also know a little about what could happen in the
future. They should know a little about the ways the government could
change, space exploration breakthroughs, who is forming a peace treaty,
as well as if a war could break out. This information is very general and
changing constantly, however, it is very important to know. If a person did
not know for instance that one country has problems with another, a war
could break out and they would have no idea why. This could put a person
in an awkward position in society. People do not realize that this kind of
information is important until they are out in the real world. It does not
seem so important when you are in high school, but when you graduate and
go out to pursue a career, it becomes important. Not necessarily because
you have to know this to do your job efficiently, but because you need to
know what to say if your boss asks your opinion on the Iraq situation. Think
of how you would feel if you had no idea what he was talking about.
Many high school students complain about having to learn about
things in school by saying “when am I ever going to use this”. The answer
to that question normally is “you may never”, but you never know when you
are going to be at a social gathering and end up in a conversation about
history or English or math or any other subject for that matter. People
simply need to know enough so that they do not feel stupid in public. Now
this does not mean that learning everything that a person learns in high
school is not important if you...