Effects of Poorly-Educated Youth

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Topic: Discuss the effects on the society when its youth are poorly-educated. You might want to look at effects directly to the young people, short-term and long term effects to the society. In the current modernizing society, despite numerous outstanding accomplishments in a whole set of economics, politics and cultures, formal schooling is not yet accessible to everyone. In particular, it can be said with absolute certainty that the young generation is rapidly becoming a highly visible group throughout the developing world. This fact, however, hasn’t met the expectation of formal education as presented in international reports, which use the word “children” almost worldwide, instead of “youth” and “young people”. Occasionally, the term “young adult” is used, but almost in reference to school drop-outs and illiteracy problem. It seems that we have overlooked the effects of youth education, which would highly possibly become enormous aftermath on an individual as well as a whole society. The governments are becoming more and more absorbed in, for instance, economic and military investments, rather than their educational systems. Thus, the budgets for the domain of education have been cut off in many countries, which results in dramatic losses in schools’ facilities, technology and extracurricular activities. I fondly remember that one of my favorite teachers said bemusedly that he took “a vow of poverty” to pursue what he loved doing. Besides, the academic programs are badly-composed in most developing countries. They focus too much on pure theories, seemingly forgetting that what youngsters really need are practical experience and social skills. Those sad realities lead to distinct short-term consequences: teachers can take a shift from their supposedly noble career to another one; the lack of facilities and playgrounds will possibly dismay active teenagers
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