Purpose of school

What is the purpose of school? I’ve thought about this question for several years. Gene Carter suggest that it’s to prepare for the new global economy. Dewey had his purpose, Plato had his but I don’t think the purpose of school is quite that transitory that it changes from one person, one century, one epoch to another. I think school and education in general is to support people, of any age, to become self actualized. School is not where you go to do something as base as to learn a skill for someone else to exploit or a place where state nationalism is implanted. School is a place where you find, develop, and become your passion.


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