Most of you will not bother to read this post, as it does not have a captivating or interesing title. So I will spare you my general thesis of the “aims of education,” to generally say that, as a fifty-six year old adult, “I believe I turned out OK.” With that said, I think the goal of any society is to have an educated populus.
But I have not gone the route of many of my peers, namingly getting married, attaining a lucrative job or prestigious career, going to a an elite college, living in a luxurious twenty room mansion in the woods or on the water. I would be joking if these types of abodes didn’t exist… But they do.
So is THIS what our educational system “aims” to do? To produce a “market” for its graduates to “consume lavishly, boldly, and conspicuously?”