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‘Education Education Education’

May 24, 2011

Education, education, education.
This is the famous pledge that Tony Blair promised to deliver all those years ago and after years and years of re-arranging the national curriculum, it finally seemed that England has an educational system that arguably provided education. However, it seems there is one thing missing from this concoction of music and sport…common sense.
The budget deficit has given people a new perspective and they now realise that they need to know more about politics and voting so they can compete in the ever-growing privatised world.

With tuition fees soaring, EMA being slashed and even the trust worthy sure start being scrapped, the education system really needs to pull something out of the bag to show the electorate that it still has a purpose further than helping young people pass exams.
When asked, many young people between the ages of 16 and 18 do not know who their own prime minister is. And MP’s may be proposing to lower the voting age…Yes it would broaden the electorate and make the voting more representative but what is the point if 16 years do not have a clue about politics.
In a matter of fact many adults are unaware of what is happening in the world around them and this ever-growing ‘lazyness’ to politics is the hindering factor. MP’s represent people. The majority of the working and under class do not see how they can change anything. They do not vote. So how can they be being rightly represented?

If the education system introduced politics, or even a simple section of PSE given to educating young people on how to get involved and how their voice could make a difference then in future years to come, the differences would be seen.

You hear people often badmouthing the government and complaining, you ask them if they voted and they reply no. They have no right to complain!

Evidently, as many leaders of the world seem to agree, education is the key. So educate people about how they can bring about change, how their vote makes a difference and more importantly how the complicated world of politics works so future generations at least have an idea about how they are being governed.

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 25, 2011 4:23 am

    I agree with you, if anything there should be more education regarding politics and how to make a difference in government by using it. Most people feel helpless about politics because they do not how or why the system works the way it does.

    I also agree with you that unless you vote then you have no right to complain. If you want to complain do it at the ballot box or by contacting your MP to let them know your views. Otherwise how are the people in government going to know what to do unless express yourself properly.

    Good post and I enjoyed reading it 🙂

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