Education for actual living

“We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our schoolmasters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us.” – Baron de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755).

Why do we send the children to school? What do teachers hope to achieve when they instruct the children? What is the purpose of education?

I hope these questions remain “alive” in the minds of parents, teachers and Ministry of Education authorities and are not perceived as the sort of questions which need never be asked because the answers to them are considered self-evident…..