In order to be successful, a country needs an educated workforce. Education helps people to learn new skills and gain knowledge that can help them get better jobs, earn higher wages and contribute more to society.
Education also helps to create an informed citizenry that can participate in the democratic process by voting, reading newspapers and magazines, and discussing political issues with friends and family members. An educated citizenry is also less likely to fall prey to propaganda or misinformation spread by politicians or special interest groups who have a vested interest in keeping people uninformed about important issues.
Education is also important for creating a more stable society. When people are better informed about their rights and responsibilities as citizens of their country, they are less likely to abuse those rights or fail in their responsibilities. For example, if everyone knew about their right to free speech, then there would be fewer instances of shouting down speakers at political rallies or disrupting events on college campuses with opposing viewpoints.
An educated society is also more stable because it has greater economic prosperity. In order for any business or industry to thrive financially, it must have educated workers who know how to perform their jobs well enough so that the company can compete effectively against other companies within its industry sector.