What is Education? Commons Select Committee to Investigate

Tristram Hunt has argued that schools should move away from the “exam factory” model (Getty)

What is the purpose of education? A parliamentary select committee is going to investigate this question and get to the root of why we have an educational system. Is it to prepare young people to pass exams, or should education be helping young people build character and develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to lead a fulfilling adult life?

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