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Why is education important to a democracy?

Answer

Wiki User
11/05/2009

George Washington wrote that without an educated population that a democracy couldn't work because you need people to understand the issues, discuss them, and be able to read about them. They also need to understand how government works and with those in place a democracy can work. Without an educated population knowing the laws and what rights they have the government is able to do things without the understanding or knowledge of the people. As long as the population is educated the government can't become a dictatorship because someone will know that it is wrong.