Fandango’s Provocative Question #59

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Politicians are talking a lot about education these days. Free college tuition, free pre-kindergarten, student loan forgiveness, charter schools, higher teachers’ salaries, etc.

So in this atmosphere where education is at the forefront, my provocative question this week is:

What does it mean to you in the 21st century to be well educated?

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13 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #59

  1. ruddjr March 4, 2020 / 8:40 am

    This is a very “provocative” question right now since teachers are striking in Ontario over class sizes, online learning etc. Our education system is changing.

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  2. ajeanneinthekitchen March 4, 2020 / 12:15 pm

    Very good question. I think to be well-educated today, people have to once again learn how to think for themselves and to use their critical and analytical thinking skills, both of which are no longer taught and/or appreciated anymore. Today, the only thoughts that are “accepted” are those of group think and what’s popular, rather than what’s right or even makes sense.

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    • Fandango March 4, 2020 / 10:17 pm

      It seems that many public schools these days teach their students how to pass standardized tests, rather than to be analytical and critical thinkers.

      Liked by 1 person

      • ajeanneinthekitchen March 5, 2020 / 8:02 am

        Yes, I completely agree; and that’s when the kids are even in school. It seems they are out of school almost more than they are in school.

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