Education is important because it gives you the opportunity to learn behaviors of others. For example, Training method A may not apply to crowd B, therefore, proper education gives you the ability to adapt and adjust in order to reach desired target market. Also, a degree affords you the opportunity to be taught by professionals who have invaluable years of experience which gives you a chance to share ideas strategies which can help you become successful. Lastly, proper schooling for an instructional designer would signify that the methods that they are being taught are current and up-to-date. This is key due to the ever-evolving technological world we live in. These are just a few reasons why I feel that every instructional designer should possess some form of higher education.
Below is a link to a blog that a classmate shared in which I found very interesting on this topic. Hope you enjoy!