THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION
What if the purpose of education is not meant to be decided by educators or governments? What if us debating its purpose is a moot point and it’s not up to us? I ask this simply because we cannot predict the future, we cannot know what upcoming innovations will shape our society, or what the job market will be like when the youngest of our students graduate. Perhaps the only ones who can decide the purpose of education are our students in the present moment, because they are the ones who will ultimately shape our future. If we were to give each student the power to determine the purpose of their own education, what would change in our current educational system? Would traditional school buildings and classrooms still be necessary, or would we move to a different system to teach our students? And what if students could grow up solely pursuing their own passions and deciding the purpose of their own education, would they be better or worse off than the students of today? Questions I ponder for now …
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