Dave I have just come across this article after searching endlessly on the web for my questions on the purpose of education and how to motivate myself again. I’m currently in high school yr 10 and so frustrated at teachers who mindlessly give out work/lectures/exams right into the details without addressing its purpose or a history. I think they’ve really lost it or are really numb and non passionate. I really relate with you on that ‘i think we’ve lost out initial reasons for doing some of the things we do’, it’s so true, because let’s look back to why education was made formal.
I’m so excited that there are people like you who look into your profession and give it your all to make your part the best it can be and caring about the students. You are still so lively and hopeful and positive and your article gives students like me a reason to keep going