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Education what is it It is defined as 1 The act or process of educating or being educated 2 The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process 3 A program of instruction of a specified kind or level 4 The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning according to the American Heritage dictionary Its etymology comes from the Latin word educatio which means to bring up1 But what does that tell us It says to me that education is training not learning Education trains the youth into what society deems as a productive member We are not educated to seek out what our interests are We are educated so we can produce things The age of art and philosophers is dead due to our age of so called education We are being molded into people who can not think for ourselves An example of this would be the giant American War Machine The government says we need all these weapons to protect America They do not say who we need protection from In fact there really is no one we need to be protected from The Soviet Union is no more and the rest of the world is already years behind in technology Then why do we spend billions of our dollars on weapons We spend in order to line the pockets of weapon manufactures If we thought for ourselves then we would realize that the people in power do not pay us enough or that they are doing underhanded illegal transactions If we thought for ourselves that would cut into their profit and we all know that can not happen The Savings and Loans Scandal is a perfect example of this Big business made a mistake and then instead of dealing with it they pawned there massive losses on the American public Education is a farce a cruel joke that
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