What is education?

So, what is education? What does it mean to “get an education?” Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines education as “the theory and practice of learning.” Learning about ourselves. Learning about each other. Learning about the world. Learning about the past. We usually associate words like “school,” “education,” and “learning” with words like “lectures,” “notes” and “tests.” Contrary to popular belief, there is more to “learning” than “taking notes.” As we research the unknown and write papers and solve problems, we are expanding our knowledge to become mature, aware, thoughtful, and multi-faceted people of the world.

But learning doesn’t end after high school or college or even graduate school. Learning is a constant process—something that won’t stop until we breathe our last breath on Earth. We might stop the influx of information about biology or Latin or calculus when we graduate from high school or college. But we will never stop learning.

So, because getting an education means so much more than completing our homework and taking notes, it’s important that every child has access to an education. Scratch that. It’s essential that every child has access to an education—no matter who they are, where they’re from, or what their past is. Every child deserves a proper education. Why? Because education is the launching point into a life of learning. And learning is one of those things that makes life worthwhile.

–Sarah
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2 thoughts on “What is education?

  1. Ferial Kheir

    Thank you Sarah,for this insightful article. I commend you for your zeal in promoting the advantages of education.Education is the greatest asset one can possess.People can take your wealth away ,but never your knowledge.Education is the key source of one’s progress and the tool to fight poverty and disease.Thank you, Sarah, for championing this noble project. God bless you ….Ferial Kheir

    • You said it perfectly–people can take away most other things in life, but never your education. I think that’s exactly why education is so valuable, which is why I’m so passionate about this project. Thank you so much for your support, Grandma! I truly appreciate it!
      –Sarah

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