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Education in the Negative Sense

What comes to mind when we think of the word ‘Education‘ ?  On one hand we must acknowledge that education has been used as much as a tool of oppression than as a means of liberation and collective progress.  Thinking of the namesake of this project – The Ragged Schools – we can find lots of examples where the noble idea of sharing knowledge for the good of all was perverted to petty tyrannies.

Indeed, Charles Dickens, whilst supporting the idea of universally available education, was a great critic of some of the Ragged Schools and the constraints they put upon people.  He worked very hard to raise the humanitarian issues of the day in all places and expose the how the ideal of education was being used in a negative way. Read more