The author of the article “Why Quality Matters in Education” argues that education for all is one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Several sources of motivation encourage societies to improve their schooling processes. However, many initiatives and education policies have only focused on quantity. That being the case, the author believes that adequate financial resources, human capital, and policy initiatives are needed in order to improve the quality of education (Hanushek 2005). Quality education is beneficial because it fosters economic growth. The differences in education-attainment have encouraged researchers to focus on the issue of quality. Such issues also explain why economic development patterns have been different in many countries. This observation explains why proper policies and human capital resources are needed to improve the quality of education. The acquisition of quality education is something that has the potential to support economic growth. Good education also increases the performance of many individuals. Consequently, individuals who have quality education have higher chances of earning good salaries (Hanushek 2005).
In the developed world, education delivers quality skills to more people in order to make them productive. Unfortunately, many societies have been unable to achieve better education because their leaders do not various resources efficiently. Studies have indicated that most of the resources used in education provision do not result in positive performance. Teacher quality is another issue that has been ignored for many years (Hanushek 2005). The article therefore explains why policymakers should improve every teaching force before focusing on the quality of education. The other important issue identified by the author is the need to evaluate various educational programs and policies. Such evaluations will present appropriate ideas that can improve the performance of many students. Regular monitoring will help policymakers identify and address the major barriers affecting many schools (Pfeffer 2012). These measures will improve the quality of education and eventually empower every underdeveloped society.
List of References
Hanushek, E 2005, ‘Why Quality Matters in Education’, Finance and Development, vol. 42. No. 2, pp. 15-19.
Pfeffer, F 2012, ‘Equality and Quality in Education’, PSC Research Reports, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-36.