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Jobs That Matter by Heather Krasna

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CHAPTER 4

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EDUCATING PEOPLE ANDDEFENDING THEIR RIGHTS

“Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.” —Barbara Jordan

Like human services and health care, education helps people lead better lives. Individuals improve their well-being and prosperity through better education, and societies that focus on educating their citizens well are able to produce innovations, improve their economies, and have a better functioning government.

Making sure people have equal rights also improves society. Groups of people form organizations that advocate for the rights of those who have been left out, left behind, or discriminated against, ...

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