What Is Good Education

What is a Good Education?

Education literally means the things a person learns by being taught.
So, the definition of a good education would be the things a person learns
by being taught well. But what exactly does that mean? No one has ever
told you that, right. To me a good education is basically achieved when a
person has a general to specific knowledge of the things that have
happened in the world, things that could happen in the future of the world,
how to communicate with others, and how to live safely in the world today.
In order to live in this day and age, a person needs to know what has
happened to people or places before their time. This is basically learned in
a history class. If the person is well educated in history, they should know
major events that have happened in the US as well as other parts of the
world. Some examples of “major events” would be the signing of the US
Constitution, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, space exploration and
any other important events in the world. If a person does not know basic
things like this then they have no place in society. People do not
necessarily have to know the exact day that a war started or ended or who
signed the Constitution and when they signed it, they simply need to feel
comfortable in a conversation about the Constitution or any other historical
event. People also need to have a general idea of the history of English.
This is taught in any English course. People should know a little about
Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, and The Canterbury Tales.
These are just a few examples of popular works in literature. If people have
a general understanding of these and other important literary works, they
will not feel uncomfortable if they end up in a discussion about English.
They should also know a little about the famous authors of the past such as
William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Charles
Dickens. To know the names of some famous authors and what they are
famous for should be enough for a person to be able to function in society.
However, knowing a little bit of detail about authors in history would be of
great help.
People should also know a little about what could happen in the
future. They should know a little about the ways the government could
change, space exploration breakthroughs, who is forming a peace treaty,
as well as if a war could break out. This information is very general and

changing constantly, however, it is very important to know. If a person did
not know for instance that one country has problems with another, a war
could break out and they would have no idea why. This could put a person
in an awkward position in society. People do not realize that this kind of
information is important until they are out in the real world. It does not
seem so important when you are in high school, but when you graduate and
go out to pursue a career, it becomes important. Not necessarily because
you have to know this to do your job efficiently, but because you need to
know what to say if your boss asks your opinion on the Iraq situation. Think
of how you would feel if you had no idea what he was talking about.
Many high school students complain about having to learn about
things in school by saying “when am I ever going to use this”. The answer
to that question normally is “you may never”, but you never know when you
are going to be at a social gathering and end up in a conversation about
history or English or math or any other subject for that matter. People
simply need to know enough so that they do not feel stupid in public. Now
this does not mean that learning everything that a person learns in high
school is not important if you don’t mind if you sounding stupid. People
also need to know enough to get a good job, but you can tell if you are well
educated by going out in to public and trying to have an intelligent
conversation about the world and things that are going on in the world. If
you can not carry on a conversation with someone about an intelligent
subject, then to me, you do not have