Definition Of Education


Education what is it? It is defined as: 1. The act or process of
educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or
developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified
kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of
teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its
etymology comes from the Latin word "educatio which means to bring up"1
But what does that tell us. It says to me that education is training not
learning.

Education trains the youth into what society deems as a productive
member. We are not educated to seek out what our interests are . We are
educated so we can produce ...

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billions of our dollars on weapons. We spend in order
to line the pockets of weapon manufactures.

If we thought for ourselves then we would realize that the peop[le
in power do not pay us enough or that they are doing underhanded illegal
transactions. If we thought for ourselves that would cut into their profit
and we all know that can not happen. The Savings and Loans Scandal is a
perfect example of this. Big business made a mistake and then instead of
dealing with it they pawned there massive losses on the American public.

Education is a farce, a cruel joke that the people in power attempt
to trick us into believing is the "be all and save all" for success. We
are not being educated instead we are being conditioned to serve with the
prize being the scraps off the table of those who have the power.

Where does it say education is to just simply learn? It is stated
nowhere. Education should be about becoming enlightened to the works of
the world. I ...

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