According to the United Nations, 264 million children don't go to school. When I first heard those statistics I was shocked. Though I've complained about education plenty of times, it's value has become clear to me in recent years. I think education in the United States needs considerable reform but I'm still grateful to be able to learn and be a part of the movement for change.
Education empowers individuals to pursue the best life possible and to improve the communities they came from as well. For a more equal and prosperous society, I consider it imperative to increase access to education. More often than not, those denied access to education are minorities, including girls. By failing to capitalize on these brilliant young minds, not only are we preventing their individual growth, we're disadvantaging society at large.
Though this may be a sign of young idealism, I believe education to be the pathway to a better world. Do you agree? If yes, how do you think we can help improve access to education?