Taryn Kitchen Posted almost 2 years ago What is the purpose of education?: The most important question in the education revolution Keith, I meant the question as "what *should* the purpose of education be", but as that wasn't explicitly clear in my phrasing, this comment in an important one to add and I thank you for it. The system as it is does likely have the sort of hidden (are they hidden?) goals that you have mentioned. I would also add to that list "homogenous, uncreative, and passive" However, if this program has been so successful, how did we get here? Yes, it churns out many obedient graduates ready for the corporate consumer world, but it must not be so successful if there are also so many individuals that are able to think critically and defiantly, as clearly evidenced by this one thread.