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Kenji Gerhardt

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What is the goal of education?

I am currently a high school student facing a problem and a question has occurred to me as a result. Having always been in advanced math classes, this year is unique in that I have had to drop from the honors level course to the normal level course in order to preserve my grade so I can get into college later. Before bending my pride enough to follow through on this decision, a question popped into my head:

Why do I need to lower the level of my education and reduce my experience in a subject to be more appealing to higher level educational facilities?

I personally feel that the goal of education is just that: education. Grades should just be a stick to measure where more work needs to be done, not where final judgement should be placed. Students like myself should be encouraged to challenge themselves so that they aren't getting everything right, not drop to a level where they can always get the best grade.

Those are my thoughts, anyway. What do you think the goal of education should be and of it's current state in America?

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    Oct 30 2011: To shape the society in which we live in
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      Oct 31 2011: In..which shape.....???
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        jag . 50+

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        Oct 31 2011: What shape does water take when poured?? The shape of the container.

        Education is the container and society is the water.

        So the shape is a cubiod lolll no the shape is always changing :)
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          Nov 1 2011: oooo...............really appreciating jag!!!!
          but the education will not be always container if it happens to be in other small object then!???

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