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The Real Purpose Of Education

by Khalid Baig - 2008

Education—like democracy, free markets, freedom of the press, and “universal human rights”—is one of those subjects whose virtue is considered self-evident. So is the superiority of the industrially advanced countries in attaining them. Consequently, any package that arrives with one of these magic labels on it automatically qualifies for the “green channel” at our entry ports. No questions asked. This uncritical acceptance has severely crippled our discussion of all these vital topics.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 221-222
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22892, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 4:56:07 PM

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  • Khalid Baig
    Albalagh E-Journal
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    An engineer by profession, Khalid Baig has been writing on Islam and current affairs since 1986. He is editor of Albalagh E-Journal, as well as a regular contributor to Impact International, a British magazine that covers the Islamic world. This commentary, posted on March 23, 2008, is excerpted from “The Real Purpose of Education,” available at http://www.albalagh.net/education/education2.shtml.
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