What is the goal of education?

We were schooled in acting in our childhood although it wasn't called that. It was called education, it was called upbringing but a great deal of it is schooling in acting. And you very soon learn as a child from your peers and from your parents what acts are appropriate and what are not. It is the concern of all parents that their child learns a role in life and has an identity by which the child can be recognised. It would be extraordinarily disconcerting if the child had one personality one day and another the next.

Education is to shake your personalities down and make you more or less constant in every sort of social environment that you enter so that everybody knows who you are.

 
--Alan Watts