Well, that all depends upon our definition of education. Acquisition of knowledge is not what it used to be – knowing a lot is no longer necessarily considered the mark of an educated person.

After all, knowledge has been democratised; we live in the age of Google, YouTube and experts aplenty who, at the push of a button, are able to answer our most arcane questions and provide us with all the information we could ever hope to require for almost everything in our lives. So it would be a logical question to ask what, in our schools, has replaced this once-upon-a-time preoccupation with the storage and retrieval of facts – much of which are considered dull and lacking in immediate utility – from the dark re­cesses of the human brain?

Read more of this article by BISP Headmaster Neil Richards.