Somebody who understands the value of education is season seven winner of American Idol, David Cook. Cook, whose interest in music began at a young age was singing in the second grade and was encouraged further by his music teacher, Ms. Gentry to carry on singing. She saw such potential in the young Cook and gave him a solo part in the school’s Christmas pageant. It was from that moment on – just a sheer push, that Cook realized his dreams of pursuing a career in singing.
It was Nelson Mandela who once said about education that it is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world and from what life has taught us, it’s rather true. Education is a process to living and learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. Its aim should be to teach us rather how to think, than being told what to think and in toe, improve our minds as to enabling us to think for ourselves. It is a mandatory part of our civilization and a major part of education is encouragement.