Value of a Great Education

Cedarburg Alumni Know the Value of a Great Education

Whether it’s at an international conference or a local school board meeting, education is one of the most widely discussed topics at every level—and for good reason. The quality of education children receive can make a huge difference in the rest of their lives.

Education is about more than just whether a person attended a school—it’s about what the quality of his or her educational experience was. Understanding the implications of education can help motivate you to pursue and support the achievement of young people in your own community.

In the Cedarburg School District, our students, alumni and community members know full well the impact a great education can have.

Education and personal wellbeing

Education affects individuals in very personal and lasting ways. In fact, it is one of the primary determining factors when it come to lifetime earnings and overall success. An individual’s chance of securing a good-paying job increases dramatically based on the level of education received. It has a lasting impact on financial wellbeing and can determine a person's earnings potential for decades.

Because so many full-time positions require applicants to have earned a college degree, employment rates tend to be lower among those without. The jobs available to people with a high school diploma or less tend to be less lucrative and less consistent than those available to college graduates.

However, this does not mean that everyone has to get a four-year degree. Those with specialized vocational training—such as radiation therapists, electricians and web developers—can make high salaries and work in field with low unemployment.

Global effects of education

Education influences so much more than just an individual’s success and earnings potential—it also affects society on a national and global level. Communities with greater access to education and a more educated population tend to have healthier economies, lower levels of poverty, less crime and better quality of life. Education also promotes innovation and creativity within a community, sparking new ideas to advance technology and make the world a better place.

To ensure that future generations are given greater educational opportunities, it’s essential for people at every level of society to support educational organizations and institutions. This starts with local school districts like the Cedarburg School District. We're fortunate to live, work and learn in a community that supports its public schools. If you would like to get more involved, whether it's through volunteering, mentoring or making a financial contribution, we encourage you to contact us.

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