the importance of education
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Education is a powerful agent of change, and improves health and livelihoods, contributes to social stability and drives long-term economic growth. What’s more, education is also essential to the success of every one of the 17 SDG goals.
A vital human right, education plays a key role in human, social, and economic development. However, despite great progress in the last few years, millions of children are still denied their right to education. Lack of access to education is one of the most certain ways of transmitting poverty from generation to generation.
This article was co-authored by Megan Morgan, PhD. Megan Morgan is a Graduate Program Academic Advisor in the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Georgia in 2015.
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One of the first questions that arises when discussing free child primary education often concerns just how important schooling is to children, families, and society as a whole. And while it is well understood and quite obvious that education is essential for the development of the individual, what we find is that by offering primary education to children, a host of benefits resound throughout the community, often for years (and decades) following the schooling itself. In fact, it seems that almost every aspect of one’s life, particularly as it relates to socioeconomic rights, is in some way or another connected to the right to education. Thus, I shall discuss just how important education is to personal health, the welfare of children and family, and income and employment opportunities, among other things.
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