Essay on Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon

726 Words Sep 18th, 2015 3 Pages
According to Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This quote sums up my life, and will illustrate how. First of all, I was born and raised in Iraq. I remember that on the first day I went to kindergarten, I started crying and told my mother to stay with me. Day after day, I was the same: just crying and telling my mother not to leave me alone. Even though teachers were trying to make kindergarten interesting for me, they failed to convince me.
After that, my mother decided not to send me to kindergarten anymore. She just got tired of dealing with my crying. Then, when it was time for me to go to first grade, my mother decided to send me to school, and there were no more excuses not to attend school. Her decision was so strong that she did not want to change her mind, which I found out when I started first grade. I cried and told her to stay with me then, too. She knew that I would do the same as I had done when I was in kindergarten. When I noticed that my mother would not give up, I gave up, and I started forcing myself to like school, but I still was not that interested.
Iraqi teachers made me hate the school. The way they treat the students it’s horrible, imagine that they hit the students with a ruler, or they make the students stand by the garbage can as a punishment for not doing the homework. I had punished for more than three times. Once the teacher slapped me just because I hadn’t done the homework. Plus, I…

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