Explain whether you agree with Plato and his theories of education. Do you agree with Plato and his theories of education?

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While I find many of Plato 's points in his educational dialogue fascinating, I think that his construction of educational philosophy is not able to translate very well into the modern setting. The construction of the student being submissive to the will of the state or of the Platonic understanding of education is a part of this. Elements of Platonic educational philosophy devalue individual action and choice and place primacy...

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