Some people think the main purpose of schools is to turn the children into good citizens and workers rather than to benefit them as individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Schools do function as the place where children can be nurtured into eligible social members and workers, but personally this does not necessarily mean that the predominant purpose of formal schooling fails to lie in personal interest.
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Ø function as vi. 起作用
Ø nurture vt. 培养
Ø eligible adj. 合格的
Ø predominant adj. 主要的
Admittedly, formal schooling aims at injecting vitality into society by developing qualified citizens and providing workforce. To illustrate, teachers at school are required to equip children with not only academic knowledge in various fields but also practical skills ranging from empirical research to manual work so that students can, after graduation, engage themselves in all walks of life, which will in the long term guarantee society a more vigorous and productive workforce. Meanwhile, teachers are also partly responsible for imparting correct moral values into children’s mind, which prepares students to become righteous citizens who conform to the laws and regulation.
Ø inject vitality into 注入活力到…
Ø equip sb. with sth. vt. 使某人配备…
Ø all walks of life n. 各行各业
Ø vigorous adj. 有活力的
Ø productive adj. 多产的
Ø impart vt. 传授；给予（跟抽象名词）
Ø righteous adj. 正直的
Ø conform to vi. 遵守
However, the main purpose of education lies in benefitting students as individuals at the same time. It is through both academic and pragmatic courses by schools that students acquire professional knowledge and skills which will facilitate them to secure a decent job with a generous salary so as to earn their daily sustenance after graduation. Meanwhile, having participated in diverse extracurricular activities, students can also sharpen their wits, cultivate people skills, and spice up their lives, by which they can quickly adapt to society after leaving school and find their own value to the community they are involved in. In other words, young-school leavers are able to build their self-confidence and thus satisfy their spiritual demands.
[立论] 对个人有好处：1. 物质层面：找到工作，养活自己；2. 精神层面：融入社会，找到自己的价值，建立自信
Ø secure vt. 获得
Ø generous adj. 慷慨的，大量的
Ø people skills n. 人际交往
Ø spice up vi. 增添趣味
In light of the above, the function of formal education is to exert positive impacts on both individuals and society as a whole.
Ø exert vt. 施加