posted on July 13, 2010 11:49
A few days ago, YouTube posted a video in which they interviewed Shakira and had her fans vote on questions to ask her, many regarding education.
I liked how she had an international perspective on education, showing how it is a universal right. “Education is the tool that will unlock every kid’s talents and potentials,” she says. So often, people want to only deal with their country, or their state, or their city. Sure, it’s easier to feel an emotional connection with those things you’re more familiar with, but do people really feel that a child born in one location is so different from a child born in a different location? What happens on an international level is also happening on a national level, on a city level, and on a family level. Rich countries can spend more on education, poorer countries can’t. Rich cities can spend more on education, and poorer cities can’t. Rich families can spend more on education and poorer families can’t.
How is it that in the year 2010, a child born in poverty does not have access to the quality of education a child born in to riches does?
“Kids dream about becoming noble beings.” This is so true! For the most part, kids want to be a helping member of society. If they are unable to achieve that goal, it is society that did not provide them the opportunity to become what they dreamed.
In it, she says, “I’m convinced that education is the key to world peace.” Overblown or accurate? What do you all think?