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What is school for? It's an question, but a poll in the USA shows have different on school. The poll is called the 'Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools'. It is from a group of teachers called PDK International. PDK asked Americans to name the purpose of school. Just 45 per cent of people said the main was to prepare students to pass . Around a of people said it was to get kids ready to find a job. Just over 26 per cent of Americans said the biggest for school was to teach children about .

Joshua Starr, CEO of PDK, said the poll questioned whether were doing the right and if they were, "what the public wants". He quoted from James Baldwin, who said in 1963 that the purpose of school is "to ask of the universe and learn to live with those ." Students had ideas about school. Elena Brankov, 15, said it was to teach children to be , to share ideas and to use technology to make the world a better . Lyndon Bailey, also 15, said school, "is just to make kids into robots who work and make rich people ".

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