“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
There are so many good quotes on education but these are two of my favorites.
In the quote by Ben Franklin, he had a long term vision in mind. What we invest now, we will reap in the future. He also realized that education pays better than any investment we can possibly make. We are investing in our children! One of my problems with conservative politicians, is that their concerns over higher taxes often seems short sighted. If all I care about is my wallet right now, then my investment in the future will be very small, or non-existent. We need to see the big picture, and have a long term vision, like Ben Franklin did.
In the quote from Dr. King, he realized that learning numbers, chemical reactions, and languages, are all extremely important, but that there should be more, or something that goes beyond intelligence. Our children need to learn how to have compassion for others, how to respect people, and how to have integrity. It’s true, that much of this type of learning goes beyond the classroom, and we as parents have a huge part to play in this.
Let’s invest in a good education. The future of our children, and our world, depends on it.
Education is the bridge to the future.
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