In 2012 I contacted my member for parliament, and as a leader of the community I asked him a simplistic question:
What is the purpose of education?
This is the answer I was given:
“The purpose of education is to provide students with the skills and tools to enable them to reasonably conduct their lives, including the ability to sustain themselves and generate income.”
As a product of the education system of Australia, I’d like to plainly make the statement that our scholastic system is failing this purpose.