History Repeats Itself

#History #SchoolisforLearning

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The above photo, by Pixabay, says one half of what I want you to hear.

The first half of what I am saying is “School is for learning.”

Peter F Drucker wrote in his book “Management” that organisations must focus on their goal. He uses the failure of the American schooling system as an example of an organisation losing its purpose. The American school system of the 1960s was used for social transformation instead of learning. Because of this loss of focus the American school system lagged the French school system.

The other half I want to say, others have said in various ways:

“History repeats itself.” – Various

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Sir Winston Churchill

“The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again” – George Santayana.


South Africa’s education system has failed to educate South Africa’s children. Additionally, the school system has been hijacked for various non-learning activities.

Learning in education must take priority. We have repeated history.

Social transformation is a slow process. Social transformation cannot be forced. Social transformation must be nurtured. Social transformation must be encouraged. Social transformation must be learnt. Social transformation must embed itself in society.

Let’s see if we can take a bit longer before we repeat history again. Let us learn.

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