So, what is education for?

21st January 2005 at 00:00
Taken together, my five answers provide the argument for comprehensive education:

1 To discover and realise the genius in everyone.

2 To learn about the people in the world with whom you have to live and their history and culture.

3 To acquire the skills to do the work you want.

4 To build up your confidence in yourself.

5 To discover the danger of hate and the power of love.

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