What is Education?

WHAT IS EDUCATION?

Viewing all of animal life on Earth, education of the young is simply preparing them with the knowledge, tools and talents to survive and thrive in the environment they’re going to inherit.  Any species that doesn’t prepare their young condemns them.

Is the above how we are educating our (human) children?  Is sitting at a desk for their entire formative, growing-up years, preparing them to thrive?  Oh, sure, they can (hopefully) get a job.  Is that what this is all about?  Adulthood = $$?  If it is, then the question:  “How well is that working?”  We don’t need to look far to see that it isn’t working too well.  Here in the U.S., suicide is the 2ndgreatest killer of youth.  And our young adults today are facing a future where they are less educated than their parents; earn less; and (amazingly) won’t live as long.  Is this the legacy we want to leave our kids?

We can change this educational malaise.  Human beings are designed to live in groups (villages, communities), and it is in these groups that successful children are raised and prepared.  Hang your hat on our global grassroots movement here at Community Groove, as we unite to take our power, passion and purpose back.

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