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The One Thing we need to fix in our education system


Whilst I was catching up on some reading today, I came across this quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea”.

I think it sums up perfectly why we are wrong to stress that getting an education is more about passing exams at top grades than what you can do with that education, the doors that it opens and the life it can lead to. If you’re inspired, you’ll do well. It made me think we are suffering from a crisis of imagination in our education system.



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