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Education has several values. Generations of people have viewed education as a way to gain more knowledge and become a better-rounded person. By studying various subjects, people not only have become more knowledgeable, but they also can decide what really interests them. Additionally, knowledge is power. The more knowledge a person has the more they will be able to understand and figure out different situations with which they have to deal. There is real value in being educated.

Another value of education is that it may lead to a better job that pays more money. People go to school to get a degree so they can find a decent job. Usually the more advanced degree a person has, the higher that person’s income will be. For many generations families have viewed and valued education as way to get out of poverty and begin to be able to have a more secure and successful life. Being educated may improve a person's financial situation.