..you need to remember that school is not about you. School doesn’t exist for your benefit or the benefit of your parents; schools exist for the benefit of me. The reason why I pay taxes for schools even though I don’t have a kid in school is that I am better off in a well-educated world. Public education isn’t a charity project; I pay for your schools because I want you to grow up and make my life better. I want you to make me beautiful books that will bring me pleasure and consolation; I want you to make me cooler cars for me to drive in, drugs so I can live a longer, healthier life. I’m paying for your education in the hopes that you invent a microwave pizza with actually crispy crust and that you’ll spread the availability of the internet so I can get more youtube views in Zambia. Your education isn’t just about you; your nation is making an investment in you because they believe that you are worth it.
John Green (via consultingavenger
Thanks to him, I was able to make my philosophy of education statement long enough. And even too long, since I agree so much with him.