What is Education???

Whether it is ‘No Child Left Behind’ or any other buzz-word, do people really understand what education is? I don’t think they do! Many people think if you have a high school diploma or a GED, you are somehow ‘educated’. Others consider a Bachelor’s Degree necessary for completing an education. Actually, you can be very well educated without any of those things, if you know what education means!

The first time I ever thought about this was in an Art History class, when the professor told us that all education amounts to is knowing how to find out what you need to know. It is the only definition of education I have ever heard that made sense! The professor, Dr. Robert Engass, had a Ph. D. in Art History, but he knew that was not the reason he was an educated man. Read more…

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