The Mind Machine – Preparation For The World

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The New School.”

I was a result of “good schooling”. Perhaps these were the final years of a “liberal education”, the response to a need for the question, the REAL QUESTION – “What am I as a person; where do I want to make my niche and how do I give something back – to the world and to others.

Some years back, David Cameron, in a speech, said, “We are preparing the minds of young people, through our new educational system, for the job market.”

The CATTLE MARKET, more like it!

In these days of means testing, tick boxes and other dreadful ways of putting young people through the educational sausage machine, do we expect to produce anything other than social automata, where the brightest join the corporate ladder and the dimmest are tossed aside, ready for the dole queue.

When are we going to invoke those noble qualities of self-esteem, compassion, empathy and conscience to produce business leaders (and subordinates) who have a sense of purpose and relevance to the community?

Nigel Harris Price  BA Hons  Cert  Ed  MIfL

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales


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