Chomsky on the Purpose of Education

If you can take a few minutes out of your day, find a quiet place and watch this interview with Noam Chomsky on education. Key quote:

The first kind of education is related to the Enlightenment  – highest goal in life to inquire and create; search the riches of the past; try to internalize ;  carry the quest  —  help people how to learn on their own; it’s you the learner;  it’s up to you what you will master.

The second kind of education is related to Indoctrination – from childhood young people have to be placed into a framework where they will follow orders that are quite explicit.


Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.