“We don’t need no education…”,- everyone knows that Pink Floyd song. Basically it tells us about how education system ruins you personality. However, let’s not be so radical first and think about good sides of education.
First of all, it actually educates us. It gives us basic knowledge of important subjects and teaches us how to do usual things. Due to the fact that normally children are taught in groups, educational system helps them to learn how to interact with each other and to understand basics of the art of communication. To my mind, these two functions can not be underestimated when we talk about children as full-fledged members of society.
Now let us not forget that people come from different backgrounds. Some of them are far from what is considered regular. So, children, raised in specific circumstances only, have no other choice but become inconsequent. There are different displays of that – starting from extremely religious community and ending with what we all know as Ghetto. Of course, we can say that we are open minded enough to accept all kinds of people. But let’s be honest with ourselves: the further one go from standards, the harder it is for him to adjust in society.
If a child wants to stand out in an extravagant way, it should be his own choice, but not the one of the community that raised him. And the task of education system is to show him the regular way.
As to me, the main reason educational system should be made compulsory all around the world is because it can even everybody and give them relatively same chances to reach their goals.