In some parts of the world, women are not allowed to get educated or pursue their dreams, or children have to become soldiers or workers instead of students. In the past, education was a luxury allowed only for the very wealthy or extremely lucky. Education is still a luxury, but we all have access to it. Some take it for granted because we have such easy access to it and cannot imagine it any other way. Our public school system may have its glitches, but it is still education that we get to have for free as American citizens.