In a world of uneducated people, we'd have a society that couldn't take care of themselves. Education doesn't only teach people to read, write, add or subtract. It teaches them so much more. socializing and getting along in a group is part of the learning process. In school teachers assign group projects so people can learn how to get along and work together. This is so important in society today. In an office, you are not the only person working for a company. Therefore, in order to gain the social skills necessary to work it is taught to you in school. You might not realize this, but all the group assignments in school helped you to work side by side with others.
Learning a trade is another important aspect of education. Without the skills and knowledge to perform a job people will go hungry or turn to the street to stead and hurt others. Being a productive member of society means that you need to fit in, be able to read, write, and at least do some basic math skills.
Today the education system has advanced, but it still has some improvements that need to be implemented. There are some people who have a harder time learning at school, while others can excel and move faster. However, in some classrooms today the teachers will just hold back the ones who excel for the ones who have a harder time to learn. This allows them to catch up with the others. There should be a system that can group these people together so each group can learn at their own pace. This would really help the younger people when they first enter school.