People are now easier to become educated than in the past.
Education has long been regarded as a life-long process. It has been argued that in modern times education has become much more accessible than ever. I agree.
Firstly, more schools have become available now. In the past, those who failed College Entrance Exams had no choice but to work for a living. Yet now they get tofurther their education in vocational schools where they can get useful expertise and specific trainings. Similarly, white collars used to find it hard to squeeze time for study since they had to work in daytime. But nowadays they can easily enroll in a training course in night schools to develop professional skills for promotion. It is the same case with senior citizens. They no longer have to stay in nursing home watching endless TV series on friendless nights. Community college provides them with great opportunities to have a second chance on learning something new.
Secondly, way of learning has become more diversified. It is not hard to imaginedecades ago, children who met with difficulties after school might feel bewildered and helpless since conventional school was the only way to access education. However, it is not the case in current society. Thanks to modern technologies, children get todo research on line for their project or turn to Wikipedia for answers. With one click of mouse, the whole world is presented in front of them. Colorful pictures and videos on educational websites allowthemto learn in a more vivid way, whilein old days tedious descriptions on textbooks could hardly arouse any interest in teenagers. Besides, communication technologies also enable students to have discussions or debate on forums or chatting rooms, where great experience can be shared and ideas exchanged.
Thirdly, government has also played a more positive role. Children from poor families used tomiss out on school due to economic reasons, yet in contemporary China, the Nine-year Compulsory Education policy guarantees that every child is given the equal right to learn. As for higher education, study loans and scholarshipare instrumental insettling financial burden on college students. And government-sponsored exchange programsmake it possible for them to travel abroad for more learning experience and critical thinking abilities.
All in all, people nowadays are enjoying easier and better educational experience, which was barely conceivable in the past.