There are many methods to heighten ones learning capacity whether it be memorization techniques or even listening to Mozart music in order to enhance spatial reasoning, and to supplement analytical creativity; however, environmental factors also play an enormous role in the development and effectiveness of an efficient student. That is why books and school supplies play a crucial part in the life of a student’s educational aspiration. You see, there are several positive psychological benefits that one can obtain based on the perception of his environment and being able to use the available resources around him. For example, having a bookshelf with an array of various books or a cabinet complete with school supplies creates a sense of preparedness, motivation and self-confidence to utilize these resources to tackle school work or any other work attributed to any specific attainment. This positive environmental effect is applicable anywhere, whether it be in a classroom, or whether it be in the comfort of your home.
Currently, there are educational institutions that lack funding for books and school supplies because our government would rather fund unimportant things, for example according to the Commerical Observer in a span of 15 years, the U.S. government frivolously spent $5.25 million on hair care services for the U.S. Senate. In addition, according to Reader’s Digest the pentagon spent a staggering $28 million in order to have lush green prints on military clothing for Afghan national army uniforms. The environment in Afghan is such that these printed colors would not have made any difference at all camouflaging themselves against the adversary making this another very unwise decision to spend an enormous amount of money just for uniforms that don’t even serve an effective purpose. It is apparent that with this kind of frivolous spending that things like Classroom Management Materials is brushed off aside just to give way for these tactless budget plans that rob students from receiving a proper education.
It is said: “The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” But how can we prepare for the future if our schools and educational institutions do not have the necessary means and resources to aid us in this endeavor. We must reevaluate our priorities as a leading nation. If we are to truly to remain a “leading nation” we must devise and execute smarter choices in terms of our budget and forsake frivolous spending once and for all.
Regarding books, some may even argue why do we still even need them when we have the internet where information and resources are replete. We can easily refer to the information therein. But the fact of the matter is that a lot of information on the internet are not credible sources as opposed to data gathered from books. This is not at all to discredit the wonderful convenience of the web because there are indeed credible sources found there, but it is not the same, and we must be extra careful retrieving information on the web because it may be fake. I would personally refer to a more reliable source for the sake of solid credibility and a more profound way of learning. With all these forgoing evidential supports, I feel a sense of conviction to be able to get this message across. We need to pay attention to what our society really needs, and we need to abandon what is obviously not of any significance to the progression of our nation and its people. We must redirect our governments funding towards worthy causes.