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Why don't people value their education?

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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:28 PM
Education is a way of learning the fundamentals, have a better understanding of any given subject that leads to improvements through modifications. It also shows that someone can complete something in a given amount of time with a measure of quality, i.e. grades. It provides a gauge for efficiency.

Home schooling or on the job training may give someone a practical overview depending on how much depth one goes. Most don't because they don't feel it is necessary.
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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 02:52 AM
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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 06:12 AM
a reply to: Yabrrdo

Self education is not paying to have an essay written for you.

posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 07:40 AM
a reply to: Frankidealist35

When I read the title of this post, I had two thoughts as answers.

1) A person can never set a personal value on something which they have never had.
A lot of people are "happy" being poor because they have never had a lot of money to worry about loosing.

2) It is very hard to place a value on something which was seemingly easy to obtain.
If something is given to you, you will not appreciate it's value as much as if you had to work hard to get it.

I would guess a third answer could be like they say in an old song ... "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". So loosing the knowledge which is gained through an education could best be appreciated if it were some how lost or its usage was denied.

posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 07:57 AM

originally posted by: earthchild
Unfortunately, people only equate their educational value as to their earning potential.
Especially the younger generation.

If that is true why are there so many students studying things that end in "studies?" How many are unemployed with degrees in Political Science, Psychology, or Marketing and Communications? Black/Gender Studies degrees are generally worthless and require little effort to obtain, other than to parrot the PC dogma du jour. College for everyone requires that the college dumb down and have courses everyone can succeed at. It is a business for them so they meet the customers expectations.
We should consider returning to the concept of trade schools which were high schools that split the school day and taught academic and trades. At the end of four years, graduates apprenticed in their trade with local companies.

posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 05:05 PM
a reply to: pteridine

So cut out two years of education when the schooling curriculum is already too short... brilliant.

posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 09:50 PM

originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: pteridine

So cut out two years of education when the schooling curriculum is already too short... brilliant.

The curriculum is not too short it is just not rigorous enough. Start with year round school with 4 two week breaks every quarter. For want of anything better, assume education is related to SAT scores. The peak of the SAT scores occurred in 1963 meaning that was the beginning of 11th grade for students who started 1st grade in 1953. Teach using those techniques with updated texts. Make the three R's paramount in the educational process. Eliminate interscholastic sports through high school; all sports are intramural.

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posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 04:39 AM
For those in this thread who are doubting a value of education I suggest watching this Motivational Speech about education.
Here is a citation of quora's user:
I just did a quick Google search and it took some doing to find anything. I still haven’t found data on attitudes to K-12 education, but I did find “The Value of Education: Learning for life” (VOCEDplus, the international tertiary education and research database), focused on university education. Page 13 has data on whether parents think a postgraduate degree is necessary for their children to achieve their life goals. 60% of US parents think an undergrad degree is necessary, ahead of Australia, Canada, the UK, and tied with France. That 60% figure is behind almost every Asian country, though.
source: he-21st-century

And my own opinion:
Education can bring you to the top, lack of education may guarantee you a poor life. But when you are young and full of energy and youtful maximalism you just can't accept the fact that you won't be able to achieve everything when you're 40. When we experienced a lack of something we start to value it. Example: this December you were walking to your job wearing skinny Converses but it so snowy outside. You get cold and you would never do it again, you will take on winter shoes. To understand the value of the education you need to live a life and when you will be 45 years old Wallmart cashier looking for paperhelp coupon codes because you can't help your child to finish an essay you would get the main point that EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. But it would be too late.

posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 05:17 AM
To be honest I dont remember the majority of information I learned in the public school system.

Dont get me wrong I was an A student and had a 4.0 GPA in college.

Most of what I learned lasted long enough to take a test.

I value education but I tend to only hold onto things that deeply interest me.

With the intermet most people can learn whatever they want with a few clicks these days.

Public education has a lot of competition.

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posted on Dec, 6 2018 @ 04:09 AM
My experience,

I discontinue my college at 3rd year...(2009) never went to college anymore.

And I start working as freelancer. I learned lot and started to earn after 8 months hard work.

People must recommend to educate some level for sure. Once the students know what they going to do, please leave them to do whatever they want.

I hope they will get success on what they love

posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 05:02 PM
Honestly, because the schools in America are terrible. They are actually not even needed. College would teach you what you need for your career, and you'll value that as you have to pay for it. The school system here teaches you things you'll never need, and fails to teach you things you need to know. Unproven blasphemies and avoiding consequences for sin temporarily instead of morality and life/job skills. I say shut the program down and maybe start it from scratch under non-governmental control if parents can't step-up.

posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 05:11 PM
a reply to: tinymind

Having worked with kids who are poor. Many also cannot see the value in a thing they will not realize the benefits of for years.

When you're cupboards at home are bare, it's hard to tell yourself to work hard at an education that won't start paying you right away because you have 2 more years in jr. high and then 4 years high school and then maybe another 2 to 4 years in a juco or college in order to get a solid salary job. So, they don't bother because tomorrow never will get there as far as they're concerned.

It's just very poor planning skills.

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posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 11:14 AM

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posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 11:33 AM
I knew a lawyer that passed the "BAR". Geuss what he was doing when I knew him? Tending bar and mixing drinks.
What he told me, was his ""education" didn't provide him with the knowledge of the evil he'd have to face in the "legal" circle...
Education is a good thing. But "education" doesn't necessarily provide knowledge or wisdom.. The Communist Chinese, North Koreans, American Democrats, "educate" their people too. But it doesn't necessarily play out to knowledge or knowing.
"Education" is nothing more than "training" nowadays.
Any idiot can train, (or make) another idiot.

posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 07:22 PM
a reply to: murphy22

More likely, it's because law degrees have been overproduced. Law schools actively discourage people from joining with the hopes of being a professional lawyer these days and are more likely to admit those who just want to learn. There aren't enough jobs to meet the number of graduates being produced.

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posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 05:25 AM
a reply to: Frankidealist35

You just need maths n books, that is all

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