The first response is incorrect. Education indeed is a critical infrastructure. It is, therefore mistaken for the response to assert that education cannot be considered under the first eighteen critical infrastructures. It is a mistake of fact to attempt to categorize education as merely an auxiliary requirement after the availability of the first eighteen infrastructures as is the assertion in the first response. Education should be appreciated in light of the foundation it gives to humanity in the process of knowledge acquisition. All the elements and factors that the response highlights as vital such as systems or assets, national economic security and health safety gain foundation from education. This is because the body of knowledge that facilitates processes and systems essentially borrows from the foundation laid in education. It is education n that enables the mind to conceive and implement the concepts and systems that are identified as the critical infrastructures.
Response to answer two:
This answer is correct as education is a critical infrastructure. Response two essentially highlights the integral role education plays in society. The response gives basis to the argument that education lays the foundation in the process of achieving prosperity and growth. Indeed, education opens the mind and helps in the development of creative ideas that would suffice for purposes of solving the world’s problems. All professionals who set out on a day to day basis to seek solutions and mechanisms of solving the world problems use their knowledge and education in their work. They seek to find solutions within their areas of specialization. In the absence of education, all that would only be reduced to wishful thinking devoid of practical applications. It should be appreciated that all concerns in the world in one way or another use the ideas and solutions which would be attributable to education.
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