Essay on Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon

1698 Words Feb 16th, 2016 7 Pages
Former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, once said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Mandela). Education has been something that throughout history has been greatly valued, and highly sought after by a majority of people. This is due to the fact that if a person obtains a proper education, they can ultimately dictate their own path in life. The education system as we know it today in the United States is an incredibly dynamic system, that gives opportunities to the majority of people within it. However, this has not been how this system has operated for most of history. In the past, only those in positions of power, or of a higher status received an education. Women, poverty-stricken individuals, and minorities such as African Americans were denied the opportunity to receive an equal education, or any education for that matter. Similar to our country, the education system has gone through many significant changes that essentially led to its overall improvement. Some of these major changes included the integration of black and white students in the same school, providing equal education opportunities for women, and incorporating technology into the classroom. Although there have been tremendous improvements to the educational system over the years, there are still some significant flaws within it. One of the biggest flaws to this day is that the educational experience is not the same for both men and women. Even…

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