Going to school is a human right, just like "the right to life, liberty and security of person" (Art. 3). It is perhaps the most important because it's fundamental to enjoy the other rights. It is the gate for knowledge and innovation. Without Education there will be no progress, no equal opportunities and no sustainable development.
With the right to education, people can understand the other rights they have and get profit from them. Thanks to education, women are empowered, children are safe, and disabled people are treated with respect. In a word, active citizenship becomes a moral obligation. There'll be no dropping out of school, and learning allows people to ensure a decent livelihood in dignity.
Education is not just a right, but it is also a duty. The government has to build schools, but the parents have to send their children there and make sure they are learning something. Additionally, the civil society has to assist poor families not to prevent their kids from school.
BASE ALL YOUR ANSWERS ON THE TEXT
A. Answer these questions
What is the right to education compared to?
What are some advantages of Education?
How can civil society help in educating the kids?
B. What do the underlined words in the text refer to ?
" it " (§ 1, line 2)
" them " (§ 2, L 2)
" there " (§ 3, L 2)
" their " (§ 3, L 3)
C. Are these sentences True or False? Justify
Sustainable development is a result of education.
Thanks to education the citizen can get a stable income.
Only the government is responsible for the children’s right to education.
D. Find in the text words or phrases which mean almost the same as.
" essential " (§. 1)
" handicapped " (§. 2)
" respectable " (§. 2)
" responsibility " (§. 3)
E. Pick out 4 collocations used in the text:
What are the most important school subjects that the students should study? Write a paragraph giving reasons.