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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 24 2013: that's my point. you never attempted to address my point, therefore whatever you said, should have been deleted right away. you still don't understand the difference between attacking a comment and attacking a person. some would say, it is an excuse for your behavior. i'm not that empathic. i only care about the actions, i don't care about the motivation, nor capability of doing any better. a stinker is a stinker. an ad hominem is an ad hominem. and the author of such comments should be banned with zero hesitation.

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