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    I want to know what you guys think the word 'education' entitles. At school it's all about regurgitating facts to pass exams, but is it really worth it? Are we too focused on allowing grades to determine how far we can go? If so how can we change this in out society?

    It should be about creating a fascination in pursuing knowledge, teaching you how to be open minded and give you the courage to question rules and authority.

    It should teach you life skills - how to handle emotion and how to manage through periods of stress. Also, financing. I'd be lying if I said that I still don't get nervous when I go to the bank because I don't know how they work.

    Education should be much more than learning set knowledge and methods and then copying them out in an exam like a robot.

    But I say this as I go back to memorising knowledge to regurgitate in an exam, so I can go to university and get a decent job at the end of it
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    It should be a lot more than just teaching people to pass exams.

    It's also important to help develop life skills, promote the notions of freedom and equality, enourage people to question authority and, by doing so, counteract those repressive cultures that prevent people from realising their full potential :yep:
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