What’s Education For?

Everyone agrees that education is hugely important The thing is we’re not particularly sure what we want from it The aim of education should be to prepare us for the challenges of adult life Yet from this perspective it’s clear that schools fail all but for tiny portions of their students Whether in highly academic

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Why Do We Get Grades in School?

Why Do We Get Grades in School?

We all remember the dreaded end of semester Armageddon known as “report card day.” But why do we get letter grades in school at all? So getting grades is a big part of the way we view education with A’s equaling success while F’s represent the dreaded failure. Students are taught early on that to

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