An individual has enough freedom to take one’s own decision on going for specialization or not. But none has the choice of being a generalist or not. Minimum knowledge on all issues regarding day-to-day life and elaborately. Of course, there will be much difference in knowledge levels of men with different educational qualifications, different professions and those belonging to different geographical areas. Here also, we can’t remain down beneath the bottom level. The basic reason is nothing but total ignorance makes a man unfit to survive. Men who know nothing about nothing won’t be in a position to respond even to the problems in their personal life. They will be having only suspicions and questions before all happenings in and around the world. This stage of never-ending confusions will lead a person only to a stage where he becomes a laughing stalk before his own fellow beings. The prime purpose of primary education is to provide students the basic knowledge explained above. It will be very much clear if we closely examine the curriculum of primary education. In a nutshell, it is an attempt to create good awareness of our life which may also be explained as some sort of common sense. Primary education can be cited as the foundation of a man’s success in life and it becomes the primary duty of the ruling powers to provide quality basic education to its citizens. But when we come to the case of World’s most developed nation, what we get is not a good picture. ...
It is suspicious whether the authorities are bothering much about education. A retired CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite points out that teachers are highly underpaid. On CNN's "Larry King Live" he said while speaking about teachers: "Now here are the people that we turn our children over to at the age of five or so. They are the most important people in their lives, probably more so than their parents in many cases unfortunately. But we pay them so little than they do as teachers for heaven's sakes. We should be ashamed of ourselves." (newsbusters.org/node)
All professionals whether they may be in the fields like management, medicine, engineering, administrations are paid well. Promotions and pay hikes other also are very common in their case. When other professionals earn pretty good income the position of teaching community is not that safe. Authorities as well as US society forgets that the future of the nation is being molded by teachers and schools. Tomorrow's youth is being trained by teachers. A well educated youth is inevitable for the growth of a nation. They are to lead the nation through the ups and downs in the coming decades. If leadership becomes weak what will be the fate of the No.1 nation If the authority is not going to see the issue of quality education serious we can't hope that US is going to remain the most powerful nation.
All collective decisions including authoritative ones take birth in discussions. Social issues reflect in discussions at all levels of the society. The present states of affairs in the society, problems within it, etc. are hot issues in all man-to-man discussions. Even in informal chats such issues peep in. When a particular problem starts to create enough headaches we start to think of solutions also.