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Then I came across a video of Noam Chomsky talking about the Purpose of Education posted via @dcannell on Twitter. Thank you Darren Cannell. Wonderful! Dr. Chomsky talks about the purpose of education is to help children determine how to learn on their own. That our "higher goal in life is to inquire, create, search bridges of the past and internalize parts that are significant" to individuals.
When we use tools that are available to us (e.g. technology, testing) in this education quest, we must be able to question and evaluate if what we are learning and using are significant. Question: "Are we on the right path?" In the end, are the tools and methods we are using in Education creating better human beings? If yes, then we have progress! What do you think?
Enjoy this video of Dr. Chomsky below: