In New York in September 2015, 193 member countries of the United Nations General Assembly ratified a vision for a brighter future; the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
In essence, the 17 SDGs constitute humanity’s consensus for how we hope to develop as a species over the next decade.
The SDG’s include the eradication of global poverty and hunger, and reduced inequality.
If this is what we, as collective humans, have determined is our desired future, surely there is no clearer purpose of education than to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to help us move towards these goals.
If we are not educating to shape a better world, what are we doing?