Education Is The Best For Success Essay

1242 Words Nov 1st, 2016 5 Pages
“The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.” (Ban Ki Moon, 2014). Education has always been dubbed the key to success, but the definition of success is oftentimes unmentioned due to its obscurity and abstractness. Although it is often over-complicated or associated with a high paying career and a nice house, its definition, as per Oxford Dictionary, is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.”. In a world where education is highly valued and directly linked to happiness, many students are finding themselves disheartened and disappointed with the school system. Although it is not the single common denominator, many of these students share the same economic background, and come from a working-class environment.

Even though education is provided for all economic and financial backgrounds, it has been proven that working-class students are unable to utilize the education system to the best of their abilities, unlike their better-off peers. The difference in education attainment between different social classes can be seen in GCSE results, where, in 2015, only 1/3 of disadvantaged students hit the government’s GCSE pass target, unlike the more than 60% of middle class students. (The Guardian, 2015) In addition, pupils eligible for Free School Meals underperform all other pupils, which is an indication of the implication…

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