The Truth Behind A Good Education Essay

1215 Words Nov 9th, 2016 5 Pages
“The truth behind a good education”
The possibility of a college education was something that was once reserved for society 's elite, wealthy, or the intellectually gifted, but today it 's something that is possible for anyone willing to work for it. That has now led us to ask this question "What constitutes a good education?" and one thing is clear, there is no test that can define the quality of education one has received. Many believe that the measure of a good education is defined by the the job one gets after graduation and by how much they earn. While others argue that a good education is only had by those who dedicate them self to school work and are perceived as good students. I believe a good education is far more than completing task and scoring satisfactory test scores on our way to receiving a simple piece of paper that states we have met the requirements set before us by sed institution, because "Whatever else happens at college, higher education is about learning to drive the postindustrial nail straight" (Rotella 517). Nor does a degree from one of the expensive prestigious university mean that the recipient has received a good education while earning that degree. A good education does more than earn one a degree, it helps us grow and achieve even more well after we receive a degree for all of our hard work.
From the moment we start school we are tested and evaluated on what we are learning based on a generic set of standards formed by education boards.…

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