Education is such an important part of building a productive and well functioning society that one can not even imagine a community without proper academic infrastructure. It is crucial for a well functioning society that its young minds are taught and trained in various arts and sciences, literature and way of life. Education lays the foundation on which the future of the nation takes form; it is a true reflection of social, political, and cultural change. No great change can happen if the masses are not learned and aware of the happenings in their country and the world.
Education has been a core behind many great revolutions in the past, women had to fight for their right to get educated and go for higher studies and so did the minority races. In the early periods the format of education was much different, it was limited to basic arithmetic, reading and writing and later other skill based courses were imbibed to enable people to get better jobs. In the past only a privileged few were able to get a chance at good education and literacy rate was quite low. As man evolved his thirst to gain more knowledge grew with him, he went from hunters who lived in cages and relied on carving patterns on cave wall with stones to creating well formed script for communication.
Now days we see almost every kid going to the school and it is required by law to provide every child with at least basic education. Every school follows a similar curriculum that has basic subjects which are essential for everyone to know and understand. We as a society go through all the necessary trouble and pay in order to ensure that the young minds are provided with education. The ability of a child to grow into a competent, self sufficient and self reliant adult depends on the education that is provided to him.
A lot of reformers have played a major part in ensuring that academics become a necessary part of every child's life. The purpose of making educational infrastructure was to provide every young one with moral and intellectual grounding which would shape them into competent adults of a well functioning society. The lessons created at school are drafted in such a way that they are completely at par with the intellect and understanding capacity of that particular age group of students. Over the years the change in mindset led to numerous free public high schools and a well established education system which has become imperative for every individual.