”The last thing the current ruling class wants is a group of people trained to think critically, i.e., question the structure and conventions propagated by the ruling classes. . . ….what the ruling class wants are technicians.”
This system, that the ConDems are so insanely eager to establish here, sees training a competent workforce to be the primary function of education. The idea that the first duty of schools and universities should be to educate our children to be free thinking democratic citizens able to live the richest creative, intellectual and emotional lives possible, seems entirely absent.
On the contrary it seems the job of schools and universities today is to provide workers educated only to the level of technical competency required by corporate capitalism – anything else is “indulgent” or “a waste of resources”.
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