The school has an important role to develop a critical and conscientious the individual as a citizen.“Individuals — as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world—(to be) empowered as agents of positive social change for a more democratic world” (Wendler, 2014, p.34). A country needs to have a conscious and participatory citizen in the community, education is a prime to this role, a bridge for the development of critical thinking.We can see the example of black people back in the slave time, when some of them began to read and write they became aware of their rights as a citizen and consequently could fight for their freedom. They were the ones, who initiated the movement for free education in the 1850’s. If every citizen had a t...
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...have an education. When the population of a country has access to education, it more difficult for a government to directly manipulate public opinion. Consequently, education needs democratic government to be transparent. Countries in Europe and North America have a high index of public schools that serve the population and satisfy the right of the people.
Therefore, education is the right of every citizen, so that we have a nation with a population of a critical and conscientious citizen, so that citzen can have power of the decisions and vote in the right candidate. Futhermore, the population does not be manipulated by the government. We have to continue fighting for our rights, “Free education without segregation”. Moreover, equal opportunities for all children consequently, later our young people have better conditions to study at a college and be succeed in life.
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