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What’s the point of school?

In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker argues that “education is a technology that tries to make up for what the human mind is innately bad at.” Schools have only ever existed in cultures where culturally specific knowledge has...

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Democratic Education is no Utopia

Don’t say goodbye to Mr Chips!!! Maybe it’s because I’ve read Lord of the Flies but I’m not sure putting children in charge of education is the best thing for them, our schools, or, indeed, all of our futures. In her...

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