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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 20 2013: The purpose of Education....The main purpose is to gain knowledge or to make our life/ life of society comfortable.But today this purposes are thrown away & the modern purpose is " Get degree,nice job,happy life....I don't think this is the right purpose of education.We are loosing are great thinkers,philosophers.

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