Is Education a Privilege or a Right?

Philippines
November 1, 2010 6:36pm CST
In some countries in this world, consider Education as a Right, but there were some area, that Education is only a privilege.This is a reality that we must have to give attention to. Is there a big difference between a privilege and a Right? should we consider as Education have to be a privilege always?or a Right?
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@jharia20 (365)
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
In the Philippines when you are in the elementary and high school level it is a right. Every child has the right to be sent to a school whether it is a public or a private. But in the college it is a privilege because only few are sent into college :)
• Philippines
2 Nov 10
Yes, due to the financial standing of every family. Going to college is also a right, but because of the expenses during college, Education now in college becomes a privilege.
• India
4 Nov 10
Hello come to mylot Education is certainly a basic right for citizens in my country, the government is trying its best to educate all.. Thank you so much for this nice post and sharing your opinion on education. HAPPY DIWALI Professor. . Cheers God bless you.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
In general education is a right of every human being with capacity to do, however, in that right the privilage in yours meaning for me privilage is an integral part of you right because right is more higher than privilege. Even though your right not given mean something voilated against you. In privilege as my opinion it is only you chance, as a gift that such thing has been given to you.... see you around.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
2 Nov 10
Education is a priviloege and it is your responsiblity to get yourself an education. Not all education has to be formal in a school.
@maezee (29485)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Well I think basic education is a human right, or it should be. College or post-secondary should be up to the individual person to decide if he or she wants to pursue it. That's just my opinion though!