Tuesday, December 18, 2012

a thought with some pictures

I have been explaining the educational system/riot in Chile lately to a lot of people here in the States. 
The question keeps coming up, is education a right or a privilege? 
A popular area has been, that of the economy (but seriously, who isn't talking about the economy?) 
Does this life really owe you anything? 
Interesting question. 

But why do we have a government in the first place if they don't do anything for us? 
Should a country in so much debt dish out money they don't have for poor children to go to school? 
I am sure you have your own opinion on this subject. 
And if you don't, I think it would be really cool if you formulated one. 
But hey, all I can really do is talk about my opinion, so here it goes. 

Education is a right. 

The Convention prohibits any ‘discrimination’ or any 
distinction, exclusion, limitation or preference,  “based on race, 
color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national 
or social origin, economic condition or birth”. (UNESCO) 

Everyone should be given the opportunity to emancipate themselves from ignorance. 

This poster is a beautiful representation of how Literacy impacts every facet of life. 

An educated society is a stronger society. 
Education is a prime determinant of a person's ability to earn a living 
and the generations that follow that person.  
A well educated population raises the overall standard of living

education is love, 

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