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September 09, 2005



I agree wholeheartedly. I have long thought that the New Labour education policy was seriously awry in it's starting point: that education is to get you a job. School is for jobs.

I have never seen school this way. Education was to build me up as an individual, and to enable me to think and learn in bigger ways. I enjoy learning, and education. If I never get a job again, give me a library card and I'll be fine.


I'd also be shy of any restrictive or utilitarianist view of education, learning, or interacting. As per the cliche, I found the process of university - how it taught me to be able to think and explore to the furthest extent possible - by far and away more beneficial than any particular facts I learnt.

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