Education Is A Basic Right
These days, we taking learning for granted. We have access to information everywhere we go and much of it is free through the internet. In fact, if you are intrepid enough, you can teach yourself through the many open source education portals that top universities have provided online. At the same time, we are still fighting for global education as a basic right. We still deal with systemic income and social inequalities that keep our brightest children from receiving the education they deserve so that they may thrive and maximize their potential. This is completely unacceptable in this day and age by any standards.
I was reminded of our continued fight to provide education as a basic right when I visited Monroe School in Topeka, Kansas. It is considered a national historic sight for its significance in the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling for education equality. Not so long ago, we in the U.S., thought it was a nifty idea to create separate facilities for ‘whites’ vs ‘colored’. This included education facilities. We not only created separate education facilities, but also created separate education standards. We were a nation divided by color lines and even to this day we are still fighting a tradition of segregation and racism. Society has become better, but the fight needs to continue until all have access to an equal education as a basic right. It simply makes sense, both socially and economically, to educate everyone on equal terms in order to maximize the potential of every citizen. Education provides for a better future. Education is life.
Let us not squander the efforts of previous generations by entertaining ideas of segregated educational standards. Ignorance must never win out and the truth is that ignorance is still very much a strong force in the world that seeks to disempower and disenfranchise the best of us. Fight on and never stop learning.
– Educated Rabbit
Monroe School Visit