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How school helped us get to a post-truth world

As students, we are told to build a theory, an argument, or a philosophy—and then, once we have an idea, to go find the facts to legitimise it. Is this a good idea?

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The real reason we have school

Does anybody remember how to do quadratics? Me neither, and I'm doing it right now. If school isn't about learning subjects to use in our future careers, what is is for?