What is a country’s greatest asset?
It isn’t gold, coal, iron ore, water, wheat, fish, or any other product from the land or ocean, nor is it anything manufactured in large factories or small industries.
We are still a “cottage industry”.
A country’s greatest asset is normally created and moulded at home, and then developed further in special facilities, before being set forth to make our country a greater place.
These are our children. Our greatest asset. They are the country’s future.
Any under-development of this asset will be to the country’s detriment, and future generations will pay for it.
If a country doesn’t maximise its effort in developing its greatest asset, then that country will not progress at its greatest potential.
The family unit has the initial responsibility of setting the foundation stones, but then it’s the government which is largely responsible for making every opportunity available to educate and develop this asset to its maximum potential.
The government can’t control what happens in the home, but it certainly could double (or more) its efforts in the education sector.
Most governments will give limp excuses for not putting more money into the education system, and the spin on these excuses will vary in proportion to the nearness of the next election.
I could go on for many more paragraphs about consecutive governments’ irresponsible attitude (and efforts) in this area, but I won’t.
Instead, I’ll just make one comment which this, and successive governments, should consider………..
If you think education is expensive, then just try pricing “ignorance”.
Posted on January 14, 2013, in Cartoon, illustration, humour, humor, caricature, political, art, Australia, Perth, cartoonist, Illustrator and tagged budget, children, classes, Education, Government, learning, money, school. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.