We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish." - F. A. Hayek
The supposed purpose of education, as marketed by the education industry, is career advancement, higher pay, and empowering a college graduate's job search. This represents the current personal importance of education as determined by a few studies performed back when bureaucratic machines were still humming. We will discuss the social importance of education later.
Educational importance before the industrial revolution was tied to:
2) preparation for wise leadership and personal achievement,
3) opening your mind to new ideas.
What about today? More importantly, what about tomorrow?