Luis A. California

The Power of Education

Education is extremely important for the world and the United States, so spending more on education would lead to a better world and country.

Dear Future President of the United States,

     Education is paramount to the well-being of both an individual and a nation. Education has the power to completely change the world, and it has already done so in the past. For example, Samuel Slater’s knowledge in textile technology was what basically launched the industrialization of the United States, hence the reason why Slater is referred to as the ‘Father of the American Industrial Revolution.’ Therefore, since education is extremely important, increasing the funds that public education receives in the United States will lead to smarter citizens, which, in turn, would eventually lead to new inventions/discoveries that would help the entire world or give the United States an edge over other countries. Increasing the wages that teachers receive would also benefit the United States because it would encourage teachers to perform better and it would lead to a higher supply of teachers. It is also important for each high school to have some sort of advanced program (AP, Honors, IB, etc.) to enable students who are willing to take on a challenge to take harder classes so that they are better prepared for the future. Of course, some of those advanced programs, like the AP program, require teachers to receive some sort of special training, so that is where funds that are allocated for education come to help support teachers who partake in such trainings.

     According to a website called, the United States, only in 2016, has spent over 111 billion dollars on Education and the Department of National Defense has spent over 551 billion dollars. Of course, protecting the nation is also extremely important, but perhaps it would be beneficial to decrease the money the Department of National Defense spends and increase the money education receives.


Luis Alvarez

Santa Clara High School

11th graders in AP English Language SCHS

11th grade students in AP English Language at SCHS

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