We got into a conversation with one of our grand daughters the other day on education. It seems at 11, she is not really thrilled with going back. I asked why the government ( and the taxpayer) spends so much on education, "free" at that.
The standard answer that she gave and that I expected was so that she could get a good job.
That was not the answer that I was taught, yes, taught when I was in school. Some things kind of stick in the old memory banks for quite a few years.
What we were taught was that the government insisted that all children get a good education, not so they could land a plum job, but rather that they would have the education and knowledge to elect responsible people to govern on their behalf, and so that they would mature into responsible citizens. Where did that concept disappear to? The one that all democracies ( successful ones) are built on?
I know, having been to several Christmas concerts where the only thing about Christ was in the word Christmas, that the Christian ideals that the USA and Canada were built one are long gone from the schools.
Now, what is replacing the purpose of education in the schools?