This page is devoted to quotes from former students of mine about why they feel that education is important now that they have graduated high school. All of these students finished high school with their diplomas and are now out in the real world.
“Education is something to really be appreciated, it puts you ahead of the game no matter what you plan to do in life! So take it serious and try to learn something new everyday!” – Waylon M. (Currently an EMT and working to become a full Firefighter & Paramedic)
“Education creates access for people–you can go to new places and pursue careers you never thought were possible, but it also gives you the chance to think about things from many different viewpoints.” – Abi M.
“Education is a road to your future and without it the road is broken and uncomfortable. But when appreciated and used well the road becomes smooth and easier to travel. Like you have heard before education is the key to success” – Tyler B.
“To go against the grain, I will tell you that an education is not a paramount necessity in life. You will make it through your life just fine without taking the time and effort to learn about the world around you. You can live a life of dim vapidity. On the other hand, you can take the initiative and make the world come alive around you. Challenge yourself to learn. Master a trade, ply yourself to a college degree. You, like everyone else, has unlimited potential. Are you daring enough to become what you have it in yourself to be?” – Jacob P.
“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad”– Jessica J.H. (Her favorite education quote by President Theodore Roosevelt)
“Education is a high yielding investment, which is fairly inelastic to economic crises, and negatively related to irrational choices and ignorance “ – Lumbardh Z. (Currently a student at the American University in Kosovo)
“Education is important in that it gives people critical thinking skills, the ability to make decisions off of the opportunities laid before you. It grants people what makes them most human, the ability to think, not just in general, but in a manner that betters your own life and generates successful living.” – Max H.
“Education isn’t something to be taken lightly, nor is it something to be ignored. Education is a force to be reckoned with, one so strong that it shapes out your entire existence. Education is, in essence, the most important asset you can attain. It is a major power in this world that you can control, and it can only better you and your life.” – Tyler K.
“Education is something that’s given to you here, It’s up to you whether you choose to embrace it and use it to your advantage, and it’s important that you do because things aren’t just handed to you in this world. You have to work for the things you want, and need. You can’t do that without education. Education is a gift, with it you can do anything you set your mind to.” – Megan I.
“It’s nice to have some kind of knowledge about our government, and economy!I’m sure, had you not been a fantastic teacher, I may still be clueless about some of these things!!!! While in high school I truly did not see the significance behind learning about any of this, but now I am thankful for the instruction!” – Dana M.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Rhiannon F. (Her favorite education quote by Aristotle)
“Since having started college, I realize how important an education is. Not only if you plan on college, but if you want a career in life. Whether you go to college or a trade school, you will need to know and understand the subjects you learn in high school. In order to be a successful adult and be a part of your government; you will need to know and understand the subjects you learn in high school. There is no class in high school that is a waste. Every class has some knowledge to offer that will be used as an adult. You can either learn it now, or later in life. It is much easier if you learn it now.” – Dale H.
“Ipsa Scientia Potestas est (Knowledge Itself is Power)” – Joel P. (His favorite education quote by Sir Francis Bacon)
“You will never regret taking your education seriously. Learning and acquiring knowledge, no matter the subject, is going to help you after high school. Whether it’s information from the subject itself, the way you learned to overcome the difficulty of the subject, or the skills you used in order to take it in – like critical thinking, studying, memory retention, etc – everything helps. The only thing you’ll regret is taking it for granted when it’s available to you.” – Caitlin W.
“An education is more than memorizing facts. You have to look beyond the books and learn the lessons.” – Sierra M.
“Without education we have nothing. Education helps us reach our dreams and exceed them. With education you have the ability to make decisions, lead and be influential in your community.” – Zachary N.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Robynn W. (Her favorite education quote by Nelson Mandela)
“Anybody can drop out of school, but the ones that continue their education know that the only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” – Christian T.
“To me, Education is important because it offers the fundamentals of life. Writting and Math may not seem like much while you’re sitting in class, but it is so much more after. Education, if taken seriously, is the start of making your own plans and dreams for your future.” – Devon B.
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – Kotah M.
“Knowledge is Power” – Estrella F. (Her favorite education quote from School House Rock)
“Many people will try to explain to you what education is or is not. The facts? Education is what YOU make it.” – Michelle R.
“Mr. Tyler is an excellent teacher who makes the idea of sitting through lectures about how our world works economically seem interesting. Even if you don’t see yourself having a career in any way related to economics, you will find yourself thinking about the things he teaches when you’re standing in line at the grocery store. Enjoy the time you have in his class, because it’s going to be memorable.” – Mariah Brown
“Education is important because without it, you will not be able to succeed. You will have no idea why society runs the way it does. It will help you to decide what you want to do for your career.” – Alex D.
“Although life is a long journey education is one of the most defining aspects of the journey because it determines where the journey will end and where your REAL life begins. Anyone can go to school, but it take a true lover of knowledge for your own life to take the initiative to work and strive for the best educational values that can ever be obtained. Always remember that no matter what ANYONE says you are the only one who can determine your educational value. Although in high school I was told I would never be able to graduate and go directly into a four year college/university I am now a freshman at Alabama State University majoring in Forensic Chemistry. So the question is why is education important, and my answer is Because I made it important and so should you.” -Imyunic J.