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It's not education that will bring people together, it's common greater goal
The purpose of education is to teach people how to think. This means that the facts and skills needed for a particular profession are merely useful tools, not ends in themselves. The ultimate goal of education should be to develop critical thinking skills, so that one can evaluate information independently rather than rely on authority figures or popular opinion.
The purpose of science education is to teach people how scientific investigation works. Science and technology have replaced religion as the dominant source of authority for many people, so it is important that students learn how science works, make sure they understand why scientists claim their results are trustworthy, and not simply accept them on faith.
Unfortunately, science education often fails at this. Students are taught how to do experiments and solve problems that have already been solved by scientists; they learn the facts but not much about why those facts are meaningful or what makes them reliable.
Instead of teaching students to think like scientists, schools teach them how to follow instructions and work in groups. Students are rewarded for doing what they are told rather than thinking on their own.
Science education suffers from a lack of understanding about the nature of scientific knowledge. It is widely believed that science is based on authority, and that scientists are authorities who can tell us what to believe.
In reality, science is based on evidence rather than authority. Science is a method of testing claims against the evidence; it's an ongoing conversation between scientists and other experts in their fields.