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According to the Oxford English Dictionary one of the definitions of the word education is The systematic instruction schooling or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life by extension similar instruction or training obtained in adult age Also the whole course of scholastic instruction which a person has received Often with limiting words denoting the nature of the predominant subject of the instruction or kind of life it prepares as classical legal medical technical commercial art education Although this is an accurate description of what an actual education may be there is a great deal more to the process of becoming educated than the actual instruction and schooling one may receive If you asked a person in high school or college exactly why he is in school his response would probably have something to do with getting an education Is that really why he is there The next question you may ask is what are you going to do with your education The response would undoubtedly include something about getting a good job or perhaps to make a lot of money Most of the people in the United States have been brainwashed to think that unless one has at least a high school diploma there is no future anywhere for him This is completely untrue There is no guarantee that getting a high school education is going to get you anywhere A student may spend eight years between high school and college getting an education He can graduate from college with As in every class but still this education means nothing For example suppose this Straight A student goes for a job interview Obviously one of the first things to be looked at is the college diploma Good grades which by todays standards are an indication of an educated individual are usually very helpful in getting a good job But alone good grades are a completely unfair
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