Read: Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto - amazing!
I would NOT go to school if it was optional IF the method of teaching and basically the system we have today was still in operation
I don't agree with a lot of our education system
You could complete the GCSEs/A-Levels curriculum way before 18
You don't need 18 years of your life to be spent in an institution that doesn't enforce originality, individuality and critical thinking (Trust me, not a lot of us know how to think/question, we take what we're given and look for counter-arguments but fail to come up with our own)
I mean, is no one else concerned that we're not having huge breakthroughs and people like Einstein etc who changed the world?
And if so, why? Clearly down to our education system (If you look at history and the education system of those people whose theories we now study, it's vastly different to our system today)
I know a lot of people will disagree, but I'm personally upset that I could have done so much more with my life (but hey, if I never learned this lesson, then I wouldn't be able to prevent it from happening to my kids/next generation)
Last edited by chanda01; 2 months ago
Now that is a good question.
I would! Whilst I do believe there are things that are wrong with the system, it is clearly incredibly beneficial to have an education!
I do agree with chanda01
about the fact that originality and critical thinking aren’t necessarily encouraged through the system... out of curiosity, what would you change to encourage originality etc in our current system?
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Last edited by banders18; 2 months ago
Not at all... hated it. Next question.
Yup, I'd still go. All the disruptive morons would go off and leave the people who wanted to learn stuff a nice environment to do just that. I'd probably skip the useless subjects and study the useful ones with my friends in the library, much like sixth form.
School is optional. Only receiving an education is compulsary.
Absolutely not. Apart from reading and writing there's nothing I learned at school that I've retained, and I could have learned that at home.
I'd probably go in like once a month
I'd be able to do the gcse's I want at my own pace. I hate it at school for many reasons.
I expect I would have missed days when feeling a bit poorly, snow on the ground, those kind of days.
Yeah, I would definitely have gone, but most likely spent less time there. There was a lot that was pointless about school and as soon as all units had been covered and we started revision lessons I don't think I would go in, as I always revised better at home than at school.
But I would have understood the importance of school. I would love to go back to my school days even now, and Im 28! But they were just so easy and uncomplicated.. the issue is they didn't feel that way at the time!
Not at all as never liked it rele.