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[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 5. Education / a. Aims of education]

Full Idea

Are students the consumers of education, or its product?

Gist of Idea

Are students consumers or products of education?


Mark Fisher (Capitalist Realism [2009], 6)

Book Reference

Fisher,Mark: 'Capitalist Realism' [Zero Books 2009], p.42

A Reaction

As a teacher I have been increasingly obliged to treat pupils as customers, meaning that my main task is to keep them happy. Admittedly, pupils who are interested are usually happy pupils, but as a main objective happiness seems wrong.