Coronavirus Shows It’s Time to Rethink Everything: Let’s start with education

An excellent piece from George Monbiot on the importance of integrated education that places a much greater value on understanding the environment and ecology – on which we are far more dependent than the economy. A must read especially for those parents who have attempted and are still undertaking homeschooling.

“In an age in which we urgently need to cooperate, we are educated for individual success in competition with others. Governments tell us that the purpose of education is to get ahead of other people or, collectively, of other nations. The success of universities is measured partly by the starting salaries of their graduates. But nobody wins the human race. What we are encouraged to see as economic success ultimately means planetary ruin.”

To read the full article, please visit The Guardian

The above text is provided by Peter Kenyon & Maria D’Souza
Bank of I.D.E.A.S.
www.bankofideas.com.au
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Source: Inspiring Community Responses to COVID-19 Around the World https://mailchi.mp/bankofideas/re-inspiring-community-responses-to-covid-19-from-around-the-world-2340804?e=3b1272cf70




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