people are now easier to become educated than in the past.
Never have the educational issues fail to arouse the public attention. Now there is a hot discussion about whether people are easier to get educated than in the past. From my point of view, the contemporary people are undoubtedly easier to be educated than before for the three major reasons.
In recent decades, more importance are attached to the education since people are undergoing the overwhelming competition pressure resulted from by the increasing population. Obviously, people have realized education does help seek to better themselves. To illustrate, at present adults are eager to strengthen the professional knowledge in their spare time for fear that they would be ruled out by the furious industrial competition; Teenagers sometimes squeeze out their entertainment time to do reading and writing in order to not lag behind others; Some of the seniors also choose to attend the old age college to enrich their lives. While things are completely different back to ten years ago. The major of people proffered to enjoy the sunshine with family to have a nice weekend rather than dipping into encouraging books.
Apart from the stronger internal motivation to getting well-educated, the advanced information technology also wide the channels to gain knowledge. For instance, the occurrence of the internet provides people with easy access to much more information, while in the past several years people were usually constrained to paper reading materials and less exposed to the outside world in the past several years. Let us suppose that a student is catching up with his experimental report. Only by clicking the button of several research engines, large amounts of needed academic resources would appear on the screen within several seconds, which save his time that would be unnecessarily wasted while searching for information in the library. Meanwhile, with the help of ipad, it is quite prevalent for office workers to skim the national events of the day on subways every morning, in the modern society. yet it is difficult to imagine that in the past.
Lastly, the relatively reduced economic cost of receiving education contributes a lot to this favorable change in education. On one hand, In the past, ordinary family could hardly afford to send all their children to get educated, as a result the major of children quitted the school early and went to do laborious field work especially in remote regions. However, the Recent survey revealed that the dropout rate decreased dramatically since the raid economic development in China. In other word, the paying for education is no longer a financial burden on ordinary family. On the other hand, the Chinese government also plays a crucial importance on boosting the educational development. As we can see, universal education has almost been made possible through the governmental efforts such as implementing the policy of compulsory education and establishing more high schools as well as expanding university enrollment.
Taking into the major three aspects into account, I agree with the viewpoint that the contemporary people are indeed easier to get well-educated than in the past.
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