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Friday, July 14, 2017


R.T. said...

Hmmmm. Education has become awfully expensive and not very efficient here in the U.S., and even so-called educated people are often woefully ignorant. Maybe we should cut our losses and limit education to selected people based on abilities and merits. How's that for provocative!

CyberKitten said...

I think that the problem with Education is that no one seems particularly clear what it is *for*.

Is it to create a useful and productive workforce?
Is it to create a cohesive society?
Is it to produce self-directed life-time learners?
Is it (ultimately) to teach people how to think but not what to think?
None of the above?
All of the Above?

To be honest I learnt far more on my own than I ever did at school. But I was a rather unusual child..... Still am, actually!

Mudpuddle said...

who was it that said: "the best education is a collection of good books."