By: [redacted] AKA King Coe The Great..
Title: What Education Means to Me.
Education is not merely important to me, but to everyone as a whole. It is the essential key of life. As an American requirement to obtain about any waged job; one must be schooled through grades K-12 and more times over, one must posses a GED. As the field rises notches, college and Technical institutes even become a factor.
Without basic adult education, how could your survive a day in this "For Profit" world? Reading and language are a start and then various levels of mathematics intervene in our lives in order to be buyers and consumers of products. From food to shelter to clothing. So no one person can get by for too long with no educational skills whatsoever.
Not many people I knew when I was younger make Fresh Prince of Bel Air lifestyles without being able to read, write or count. All will happen; is a person will eventually become stagnant and fizzle out and be homeless, broke or in jail.
So, to avoid these drastic endings; we must first begin to understand the importance of education and then attempt to understand it in a "for-betterment" aspect. By being autonomous of education with our own methods for learning; we will learn of our forefathers who actually fought tooth and nail and died for our rights to attend public schools with children of another color skin.
And just by mentioning these facts; we start to center on monumental figures like Dred Scott, W.E.B. DuBois, Maya Angelou, Kunte Kinte, Thurgood Marshall, Oprah Winfrey, Cicily Tyson, and many more, and once we know the ardous, mental and physical pain suffered from not knowing...then you'll take learning as seriously as I do.
I believe that us as a whole human race, are a blessed group. All beings learn to adapt and survive; but none were given rule over all that is. To continue our reign we must continue to grow and develop. Education is the key to life.
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