Weekly Read January 19, 2015

The Purpose of Education

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  2. It is shortsighted to envision any institution that could provide in a few years a complete preparation for most lifelong careers. For many occupations the set of skills required change in response to technological advancements and the socioeconomic environment of our global community.

    To prepare students to be competitive with anything life throws at them, we need to do much more than simply train them for transient job skills—we must teach them how to think and what to think about.

    As sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards indicated, “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.”

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