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Waski: Lifelong learning in the 21st century
Rick Waski
If you asked 10 adults what the purpose of education is you would likely get nine or 10 different answers. When public education was first established in our country, education was designed to prepare people to participate in our democracy. Soon after the industrial revolution, education was used to promote literacy among the masses and, some would argue, to separate students into groups based on their achievement to determine who would pursue further education and who would enter the workforce.