Which is more important Money or Education?
Money Vs Education
One off my favourite poets Robert Frost said,
“Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.”
What he is saying here is that no matter what people say it always come back to money
And in a post modern world like the one we are now living in where the world is not only powered by wealth but also the need to attain wealth, the influence of money have far outweighed that of education. Money is used in the funding of these educational institutions, Money is also a necessity to attend and most people, if not all, seek education to get better jobs, that will pay well, resulting in wealth. Believe it or not most entrepreneurs only have high school education.
Buildings do not appear out of thin air and neither does schools . They need funding and the barter system has long been abandoned. Money is the unit of trade that is used universally. So therefore it takes money and lots of it to fund the building of these schools, the day to day maintenance, upkeep and also to employ people.
It is also very expensive to attend these schools, you need books, clothes, food, transportation and most of all there is the tuition. Yes some give scholarships, but be realistic of the hundreds of student that apply for scholarships, grants or even financial aid how many will get the opportunity to attend At a deferred cost much less at the schools expense? The percentage of scholarship students attending schools works out to be approximately less than 10% of the total number of students enrolled in tertiary, secondary and elementary schools. If you were to look around in this or any other tertiary
institution you would see that only those that can afford it attend. Money breeds money the rich and famous can afford the best education at the best schools with all the best tools. You need money to get education
In reality how many of us attend school purely for the love of acquiring new information ? Don’t most of us attend in hope of one...