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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: The Purpose is unique per person; no more industrial age model of one standard.

    Some say this is future http://www.wimp.com/futurelearning/ , I say that is a limited vision and the future is even better then we can imagine. All students really need to know is how to communicate, question, and find/figure out answers. We can’t predict what they will need to know, all we can do is to get them ready to figure it out, no matter what it may be.
    • Sep 14 2013: Agreed! There is no one-size-fits-all model of schooling, especially with the pace at which our society changes. My high school science teacher used to be known for saying "most of the jobs you all will work haven't even been thought of yet"

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