how important education is it for a poor country

@vikeyme (109)
March 15, 2010 5:14am CST
many poor countries want to develop their education,but they dont have much money ,so they try their best to develop their economic,do you think is right
3 responses
• Malaysia
2 Aug 10
In a ideal world, primary education would be universal and publicly financed, and all children would be able to attend school regardless of their parent's ability and willingness to pay. The reason is simple : when any child fails to acquire the basic skills needed to function as a productive, responsible member of society, society as a whole-not to mention the individual child-loses. The cost of educating children is far outweighed by the cost of not educating them. Adults who lack basic skills have greater difficulty finding well-paying jobs and escaping poverty.
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
I am from the Philippines and I'd say our country is poor mainly because of corruption. We are going to have our elections this May 2010 and the platform of some candidates include those about education. In our country, most jobs require college education. However, it seems like there are even college graduates that can't find jobs. If college graduates are unemployed even with their educational achievement, what more chance do high school graduates, elementary graduates, or those who didn't even graduate elementary have? I think that's a reason why it is important for people in our country to finish college but only a few actually do.
• India
15 Mar 10
Education is very important for poor people because they always want to be literate though they are poor they always try their best and if they do have financial problem they borrow from other and send their children to the school and and make their life secure so for this reasons education is important for poor people.