Do not say, “Children need a good education if they want to attain the good jobs of tomorrow.”
Say, “Children need a good education.”
Today, tomorrow, forever: education is about molding the minds, creativity, utter humanity of our most precious resource – tomorrow’s society. If you reduce it to just trade school – job training – you are utterly missing the point of a good education.
Education is about opening eyes, about making the future better. It’s what it’s always been about, and universal public education is the best tool we’ve got for molding youth. It’s not perfect, but it’s good.
It’s not about preparing children for better jobs. It’s about preparing children to make society better.