To Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, the purpose of an education is not to get a job. Nor is it to make money. The purpose of an education, Corcoran said, is to create critical thinkers.
During a speech delivered at the at the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit, the former House Speaker said treating education as a means to jobs or money would lead the nation down the same path as authoritarian regimes such as the one in Venezuela.
“If you could do anything possible to change society, what would you do?” Corcoran asked.
“I’ve thought about it hours upon hours upon hours and there’s only one thing we can do … there’s nothing more important that you can do than create a