…….the importance of education and why it matters so much to society…..
- In the UK, the link between low social-economic background and poor educational attainment is greater than in almost any other developed country - Source - TeachFirst
- An educated world is a healthier and more humane world for all
- Education is linked with happiness and wellbeing as well as mental and physical health and life expectancy.
- “The more you learn the more you earn” - In developing low income countries, every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10% - with a huge knock-on effect of increased productivity and economic growth.
- "If all adults could complete secondary education, the economic benefits would lift 420 million out of poverty, reducing by two-thirds the numbers in poverty in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa" – Source UN
- You are more at risk of spending time not in education, employment or training (NEET) if you have no qualifications. And statistics show that spending time NEET is a major predictor of later unemployment, low income, depression and poor mental health.
- Education matters to society – it is linked to crime rates and the economy. Over 50% of all males and 70% of all females in the adult prison population had achieved no qualifications at school or college.
- Education-related inequalities have an impact over a person’s life-span, not just in childhood
- No child’s educational success should be limited by their socio-economic or geographical background