Monthly Archives: January 2014

Three Reasons as to Why Governments Invest Heavily in Education

Governments tend to invest very heavily in education. There are three reasons for that.

The first reason as to why governments invest heavily in education is something to do with the fact that they know that properly educated citizens are easier to govern. They go a step further to ensure that there are lessons about patriotism and the need to respect the authorities in the curriculums, thus protecting their governance interests further.

The second reason as to why governments invest heavily in education is something to do with the fact that they know that the return on educational investment can be extremely high: as educated people tend to be more economically productive, and hence capable of paying higher taxes.

The third reason as to why governments invest heavily in education is something to do with the fact that they see doing so as part of their social contract with the people. The said contract is akin to the www.gmail.com contract which you get into when you acquire a Gmail username. It is a contract where Google guarantees that it will give you webmail service, and you guarantee that you will put up with its ads. Similarly, a government has a contract where it has to provide services to the people (including education), in exchange for taxes and allegiance.