Our Democracy

I wrote about how democracy relies heavily on the education of its population.

By Miles S. from Eureka High School in California

Democracy is the will of the people. If the people of a democracy are not educated, then the democracy will fail. Democracy heavily relies on an informed public. Democracy fails when the people are not knowledgeable as to what they are voting for. The people’s voices are only accurate when they are informed.

This photo represents democracy because it symbolizes how not all of society is enlightened. The light represents education, and the figures represent the people of a democracy. Democracy can only properly function when the population is informed. If people vote without knowing what they are voting for, then it will fail. Without education, democracy is pointless.

Eureka High School

Soph Honors, 2nd Period

Sophomore Honors English

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The Our Democracy Education Project is a partnership with the National Writing Project and PhotoWings. PhotoWings' mission is to help photography to be better understood, created, utilized, seen, and saved. The project is also supported by the National Geographic Society and Catchlight, and explores the question, “What does democracy look like?” through the creation of a multimedia record of the state of local, everyday democracy today.