Education: a privilege or a matter of right

@capssy07 (207)
Philippines
April 20, 2007 5:22am CST
Education for most of us nowadays is a must. It is really important for us because we know on how much education we have the greater hope we can find decent job. But more most of us here, it is a reality that only few people can afford for college. The most important level of education. And mostly only rich people can afford it and it is a lack for poor. In your own views, education is privilege or a matter of right.
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@cherylmae (173)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
education is a must. its not true that good education are just for rich people. there are so many scholarships available out there. there so many alumni who have big hearts to help other people. you just know who to contact. its not the governments fault why poor people can't study college. its the persons fault. there are so many jobs out there to support them for college. you just need a lot of industry and hard work.
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@capssy07 (207)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I agree on your response that education, ideally a matter and privilege at reality. It is stated in our constitution that every Filipino should have the right to be educated but it not really happening because of the system that implements that law. Yes, of course there are available scholarships but we know that most scholarship are for students with high grades. Of course high grades can be gained in two ways, natural intelligence and hard work. Scholars is good for those student who are naturally intelligent. But what about the average student who are hard working and have the willingness to study more but cannot afford the fees? Of course, we have working student. The question is, if this is available for all willing student. Of course it comes with selection for the best. But what if this student are not selected as working scholars?
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
thats not true. if there's a will, there's a way. if people can't get in to college right away because of financial constraints, then they can start business or get employed first, then after they have saved enough money, they could then go to school. I believe if people wants to succeed in life, you gotta work so hard.
@capssy07 (207)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
If you say that there is a will there is a way. Yes, it is true. But how about many willing student who is still failed their studies. What can you say about them?
@jarves (814)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
I think education is a right! Everyone has the right to have their education. It's not something that only rich people can have. Poor people has also the right to be educated.
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• Philippines
21 Apr 07
Its not just a matter of MUST. All of us has a right for education.
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@gangus2 (373)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I think education should be a matter of right. Just reading your blog, suggest that only the rich can afford it. I heard somewhere that America ranks 14 in worldwide education? Thats kindda sad when you start trying to figure out what countries are ahead of us. I think there are some 3rd world countries with hirer educated people.
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@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
it is a matter of right for me, it is our right to have a free education in highschool and it was been implemented here in our country, but on the college education it is then the responsibility of each parent to let their children be educated to that level,youre right rich people can afford it but there are some govt., university which are low in tuition fee all you need to do is pass the entrance test. Now a days it is the battle of wits and perseverance and hardwork to finish college.
@xtothez (93)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Everyone who wants to learn should be able to gather the knowledge they want. I agree that most people who go to college are rich. Or they spend the rest of their short life paying the 4 years they spent at college. Its ridiculous. While in junior high & high school, you are repeatedly told that you have to go to college to get a good job. It becomes ingrained into your head. I graduated high school and then felt incomplete because i didn't go to college. It had become a social thing, college was no longer about expanding your knowledge. i do apologize for rambling but. I think that college should be available to those people who want to go (no matter their financial situation).
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@raven9595 (101)
• United States
20 Apr 07
It is a privilage, in the U.S. you must earn you way to the life you want. And it's not the only the rich that go to college, there are many many many program for the poor/disadvantaged to go. There are student loans, grants, scholarships available. Most are only available to the poor. I paid my own way through college while some of my friends recieved grants and loans to atttend - basically they paid little or nothing where I paid full price.... And a college degree doesn't mean much now-a-days, you need a Masters degree to do anything substantial.
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@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
20 Apr 07
It should be a right. It's supposed to be one, but it's not anymore. It is important, and essential in finding work. I may not be "qualified" to have an opinion to some since I haven't even completed highschool. But from my own point of view I'm every bit qualified to say you should at least finish that much. College was never in my thoughts. I hated what school I managed to grind through. Wasn't about to pay ludicrous amounts of money to go do it again.
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• Philippines
20 Apr 07
yes, education is a must for everyone... if we want to have a decent future. access to education is a right of any person, child or adult. that is one of our basic human rights. affordability should never be an issue nor an excuse not to be able to go to school. i came from a very poor family, and my parents only finished 6th grade in primary school. with my 7 other siblings, it was a great wonder how we were all able to go to universities with the scarcity of funds that is not even enough to provide food on the table. now scholarships are available and that's a privilege. my siblings and i worked hard to get the privilege of studying in the university for free thru the scholarships. being poor is not an excuse. coz there are ways to get education as long as you have the heart and determination to get it. education only becomes a privilege when there's limited access to it... when a high price is attached to it. but still, nothing should hinder the desire to go to school and be educated. because not everybody was able to get education, it has become a privilege... but once you have it, you should value it coz you are more fortunate than those who were not able to get it.
@suju15 (184)
• India
20 Apr 07
Education, in itself is both....it is a matter of right, and also a matter of privilege too. It is a matter of right, because every individual should be able to have the access to education, without it the society would not advance or have the right values. At the same time, it is a matter of privilege too, as all the people are not fortunate enough to be able to get educated, for some reason or the other.
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@lanshang (139)
• China
20 Apr 07
i think every one has the right of being educated,be he rich or poor.However, it is a pity that nowadays some can not afford it.but i think the goverment should do more to improve the situation.
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21 Apr 07
yes this is right thing education is must important matter for life. But every person can't afford well education. Some time many person able to well education but they can't give any responce this is not right think so give well education for best life.
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
21 Apr 07
in the past i have complained about the toughness and shown frustration over my uni studies but then i realised that i am actually very lucky. i grew up economically disadvantaged and my mother grew up in an even worse situation. the reason why i consider myself lucky is that if it wasn't for a little help from good people our family would still be renting houses - it is almost impossible to find a house in Australia now that is close to a major city that is affordable. We get government support but that would not have been enough. without money left over to pay for daily essentials i would have to work full time at a supermarket to support my family instead of being able to go to uni. I hate work, but love university because it is so free and i get to make my own decisions and make my own time. University/college is a privalege to me. Also, in my future i will find it too easy to find a good job as the course im studying is in high demand of graduates.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
21 Apr 07
Education basically is a right of every human being. In the present day situation, education is a must for seeking jobs (lucrative and non-lucrative as the case may be). Education basically provides a man with knowledge and it will also give him the skills required to work or take up economic activity.
@letzap519 (408)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
education is a matter of right...each of us has a right to be educated and be respected...and to have a good job..nowadays it's hard to find a good job if you didn't finish your studies specially in the philippines.. hope our government will continue to support those who can't afford to go to school coz that will also help to lessen poverty and success in economy..
@vanities (11376)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Apr 07
for me it is a right and at the same time a priviledge it is our part as student who finished and be able to established our career..it is a right since it was an inborn thing for us to do inorder to succeed as well .
• India
21 Apr 07
In my opinion, education should be a matter of right not the privilege. Everyone should get the chance of education. Unfortunately as you said, the post graduation courses are too expenses and rich people though they are not good in studies go to professional courses paying lot of money and the intelligent poor students end up going for job. It is very sad really. In this world, people who have, get more and people who don't very few make it.