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The Purpose of Education
The first and foremost purpose of education is to educate all students and give everyone equal opportunity as a means to succeed in life. Education is a way of igniting and enlightening the thought of an individual. It is to create a spark and create the sense of realization about the purpose of life, world and the universe. It is a magical tool to grasp and get the insight of the infinity. Education is to teach everything with the logic and a way to reason why the other things are illogical. It should help learners to discriminate the knowledge and ignorance, light and dark, day and night, space and time, life and death, world and unworldly, illustration and illusion, image and mirage, finite and infinite, etc. The main reason for education is to bring the ignorance into light and help learners to see the world they thought was not only just black but has lots of colors and shapes. It is not blunt and flat but round and sphere. It is not two dimension but many more than that. Education is what life is offering us. It is the concept of uniqueness with every teaching with every individual. No one person will have same input and same output. The reactions and the emotions and the understanding and lessons of any event or happening will not be the same. Plainly speaking, the purpose of education is to simplify the complexity and explain the depth of infinity. Through knowledge and skill, all individuals can achieve greatness. In addition, common values such as punctuality, following rules, cooperation, learning to work and get along together as well as a sense of responsibility are all important factors of education. The combinations of knowledge and skills as well as the common values help young students bloom into adults and become responsible and productive citizens. However, what schools offer these
days are facts and textbooks but not knowledge. Knowing knowledge is different from knowing fact. Education, like democracy, free markets, freedom of the press, and universal human rights, is one of those subjects whose virtue is considered self-evident. So is the superiority of the industrially advanced countries in attaining them. This uncritical acceptance has severely crippled our discussion of all these vital topics. For example, in education most of 'the discussion centers around literacy statistics and the need to have a certain number of graduates, masters, PhD's, and other professionals like engineers, doctors, etc. based on the standards in the industrially advanced countries. is only to follow in their footsteps to achieve their level of progress. In the 'first' world, education has become an extension of the capitalist system. Its purpose is to provide qualified workforce for its machinery of...