Myths of Education #2: Factory Workers

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August 31, 2020
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The second myth of education I wanted to debug is the idea that the current school system was either set up to mimic a factory and/or to create factory workers. Although it makes for a fun story this idea does not fit with the history of schools. Our current system, with a teacher teaching a group of students, dates back hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years prior to the industrial age.


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