As you probably already know — depending upon who you are and what you know — there are planeloads of problems with this thing called “the educational system.” Some of if I explore in a previous post.
A lot of it has to do with the technical aspects of how it’s carried out and a lot of it has to do with the philosophical aspects of why it’s undertaken.
These problems are not new. Over 30,000 days (and a similar amount of moons) ago, the polymath ahead-of-the-game thinker Alfred North Whitehead gave a bunch of lectures that were collected into a book named The Aims of Education.
In it he, as you might have guessed, works out the aims of education.