Education - the right that we all should have

By Christine Lee

Published Date: 2021 / 12 / 11

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Education is one of the primary factors and the rights that every person should get. The majority of people do receive education from schools - and mostly in different countries, high school graduation is mandatory for the individuals before they go off to society. However, due to lack of money or public schools, there still are some children whose rights are getting taken away, and never get to learn something new during their youth.

Why do some children choose not to attend school? Because during the time they learn new things, they believe that working in order to collect money is more valuable and is the way for their family to live. For example, the article “Too many children miss out on education — but better data can help”, informed the readers that there are more than 260 million children still not receiving proper education.

This number is so high because some low-income houses force children to work instead of learn. This means that the “children have to work to contribute to the household budget” and going to school can possibly threaten their own livelihood by not having enough money to buy food. Another reason could be disabilities. Children with disabilities— especially with mental disabilities— are recommended to go to special schools that can take more responsibilities. Children living in rural areas have much fewer opportunities to attend schools where they will not experience conflict and comfortably belong. Other reasons could be cultural issues— since some cultures do not treat women and men equally, believing that men should be educated while women should learn how to be a good wife.

Education is mandatory and every citizen should have the right to receive education to gain the basic knowledge as a human being. “Education is a basic human right for all and is important for everyone to make the most of their lives. Other human rights include the right to freedom from slavery or torture and to a fair trial.”— and the UN Security Council should put in their effort to make sure that every child is not left out and is all in the world’s arms.

Works Cited
“Right to Education.” Theirworld, Theirworld, 9 Feb. 2018, https://theirworld.org/explainers/right-to-education.
“Too Many Children Miss out on Education - but Better Data Can Help.” Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, 28 Apr. 2020, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01263-2.

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