We often take learning for granted. It takes a huge investment of time and money to educate our children to, hopefully, make the next generation better for everyone. Government subsidized education is not free. It is supported by the taxpayers to have a uniform educational system that is, in theory, supposed to optimize the learning experience of every child. Well, sometimes even the smartest children need a little extra help that the school system cannot provide. We have very smart twin girls, and we sought physics tuition for both of them. They were not about to fail or anything like that. They just both told us they were struggling in some areas of physics. They could have received good grades, but we helped them to receive great grades.
Children have so many responsibilities thrust upon them at an early age. Generations ago many children would not receive an adequate education because they had to work to support their families. Have you ever seen pictures of very young children working in factories? I have. Nowadays the bulk of a child’s responsibilities is to learn vast volumes of technical information to help prepare them for the modern job market. Strong science skills can help them get better jobs. Not everyone is going to be a famous athlete or musician. Not everyone will be a movie star. The bulk of the population works jobs. Whether it be in infrastructure, service or advancing the human race, education is needed to help students compete for the best jobs that are available.
We all want our children to be able to finance their own lifestyles. We want them to have a home, money in the bank and families of their own that are well provided for. All of this begins with a thorough education that gives them the skills they need to get the jobs that pay the best.