Last year we ran a highly-successful campaign asking people to write 500 words on what they believe to be the purpose(s) of education. You can see the contributions here and download the PDF of the resultant Scholastic-sponsored book here.
We’re running the campaign again.
Throughout the month of May 2012 we’ll be featuring one contribution per day on this site. The contributions themselves will reside on the blog, website or wiki of the contributor.
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/purposedu500
Remember that if you ‘miss out’ you can still contribute at any time and email us the link (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’ll curate the ‘miscellaneous’ contributions at the end of the campaign.