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What is the purpose of education?: The most important question in the education revolution

It is recently trendy to say "its time for an education revolution". So before we get these lofty ideas about all the things wrong with the system and how to fix it, lets talk about what the purpose of education is. Once decided (will it ever be truly decided?) then, and only then, can we create a proper educational system.
So lets hear some options! Whats the purpose of education???

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  • Sep 10 2013: There are many reasons for what is done in K-12 But I believe the main ones are learning and learning how to learn
    • Sep 14 2013: Do you think developing social skills and moral values should be part of the goals of schooling?
      • Sep 15 2013: Okay sure And I didn't beat my wife - In fact, I don't even have one. But here in Texas the big one is football.

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