The importance of education depends on what type of educational bracket we are talking about.
We can be educated in many different forms such as spiritually, mentally, etc… However in the society we live in today, we determine education to be a process of learning that takes place within a structured institution. We are taught to pass exams in subjects that we may never use within our adult lives, whereas the areas we actually need to be educated in such as buying a house and having financial stability remain untouched.
Even after all this, I will still argue the fact that education in all its forms remains important. Without formal education we are deemed to be ‘failures’ within society as the system is set up to make it increasingly difficult to progress without it.