With the arrival of the 21st century, life has dramatically changed in many aspects in
comparison to that in the past, patterns of socializing, methods of communication and ways
of interaction. People may not feel adaptive and comfortable to all these changes, but, in
terms of education, I think, most of people will agree that it’s easier to get good education
First, this progress is contributed to the policy of 9-year compulsory education, which formulates that people in certain ages have the right to get free education in primary and junior middle schools. In order to implement this policy, the government inputs a great amount of human and financial resources to build schools and improve teachers’ quality. And we can see achievements in this field. In the past, only people with financial conditions were able to go to schools, but nowadays, all people, whether rich or poor, can study in schools. So, it’s easier for people to get education.
Another reason is attributed to the improvement of people’s concept. In old days, people were able to make a living by manual labor, which didn’t require much knowledge. But in our age, a highly-industrialized society, it’s impossible for people to live on physical work anymore. The importance of knowledge has won higher position than before. People are willing to input more in education, they hope to have a bright future through receiving good education, that’s why people are well-educated than before.
The last reason is with most persuasion. Thanks to the development of technology, people have various methods to get education. Apart from going to schools and sitting in classrooms, people can study knowledge and get academic information they’re interested in through on-line classes, correspondence courses and wiki encyclopedia. Most of these new teaching methods don’t set requirements in students’ background or have geographic limitation. So people in different ages, in different places, even with physical disability and with low or high educational background can get education only when they are eager for it. While several decades ago, methods to receive education was quite limited, people had no choice but to go to school. Therefore, people are easier to complete self-education.
To summarize the opinions, going to school is an obligation for all people, receiving good education is a desire for all people and getting educated in advanced knowledge is simply a personal choice for all people, so it’s easier to be well-educated today.