How Uneducated Is Our Planet?

Although worldwide education rates have gone up, we still have a LONG way to go.
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Caption: Hey there, welcome to life noggin. people are always telling kids to stay in. school and study hard. they say education is vital. but is the world getting the education it. needs . are people actually staying in school let's find out!. well, as of 2016 86% of people 15 years and. older were literate. compare that to 1950 and you’ll see that. just 35. 9% of the world population was literate. back then. so that’s a good sign. the net enrollment rate in secondary school. was 65% in 2014, compared to 55% in 2000. also, the millennial generation looks as though. it will be the most educated generation in. all of us history, in terms of bachelor’s. degrees. but why does all of this matter . what kind of benefits does education have . as it turns out, it has a lot. education is hugely important for individuals. as well as societies. let’s start with personal health. people without a high school degree have been. found to have mortality rates over twice as. high as people with some college education. americans with less education are also more. likely to develop chronic diseases such as. heart disease and type 2 diabetes than their. more educated counterparts. does dropping out of high school really cause. you to die at a younger age . well, if you’ve ever taken a psychology. class you’ve probably heard an important. rule: correlation does not equal causation. being more educated might not directly cause. you to be healthier. education creates opportunities that can influence. health, like a higher income and, therefore,. better access to healthcare. so while the statistics favor more educated. people, it’s not necessarily true that an. extra degree will add years to your life. but let’s take a look at society as a whole. what kind of benefits does education have. on a group of people . on a political level, higher education is. correlated with greater participation in democracy. it increases the chances of anti-dictatorship. revolutions, while decreasing the chances. of anti-democracy ones. more education is also associated with lower. crime rates. all in all, education sounds pretty important. so why isn’t everyone staying in school. and getting phds the answer . barriers. there are tons of barriers that prevent people. from accessing education. for starters, racism and sexism affect people’s. perceptions about their ability to learn. in the us, 45% of schools with many students. living in poverty receive less funding than. other schools in their districts, setting. these students back even further. around the world, approximately 263 million. children and teenagers are not in school. there are many reasons for this. in some countries, mandatory education only. lasts 5 or 6 years. a few countries don’t have required education. at all, in fact. gender and social class also have strong effects. on kids’ education rates. girls’ literacy rates and formal education. rates are lower than boys’ worldwide. in some countries, differences have been found. between the richest 40% and the poorest 60%. in terms of how many students started school. at a later than average age. education is super beneficial, but in many. places, it’s inaccessible for lots of people. so next time you find yourself wondering why. you have to stay in school, remember how important. it is and how lucky you are to be there. even if the lunch looks like that. wow. is that moving ugh. anyway. do what you can to educate yourself, and to. help others get educated too. do you have a favorite subject something that you're really interested in . let us know in the comment section below, or tell us, what should we talk about next . if you enjoyed this video then check out the video we did on what would happen if you were never taught anything. and scientist were using her experience to answer the following question. if a person is deprived of language throughout their childhood can they ever learn enough. can they ever learn enough to be able to communicate well . as always, my name is blocko. this has. been life noggin. don’t forget to keep on thinking!. .

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