3 reasons why education is so important

It’s no secret that my husband is passionate about education. He writes about it on his blog, and he runs an online school for motion graphics.

I am equally passionate about education but have been less vocal. I would love to change that and I’m currently in the process of brainstorming ways to merge education with my photography experience. *stay tuned*

Yesterday we had the opportunity to speak to a group of 7th and 8th graders about career opportunities in the digital arts and entrepreneurship. It was awesome. They were very engaged and asked great questions.

educated youth

They are our future.

The world around us is changing. Jobs are changing. Technology and the internet have carved so many new paths for future job holders. Yet, we believe that the current state of education has not caught up to the changing landscape of opportunities, and it’s disheartening. Higher education needs to evolve. Continuing education needs to evolve. What we are teaching our youth needs to evolve.

Here’s why it’s so important:

1. Education spurns new ideas. New ideas will keep our economy growing.

2. Education closes the poverty gap. If you don’t follow the HONY photographer, you need to. Some of his stories from inner city youth in NYC are so inspiring. These kids are hungry for knowledge and it’s their pathway to freedom.

3. Better education, better ideas & wiser people make my world, your world, their world a better place to live.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela