Why do schools still exist?

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This is the 21st century, or as I like to call it - The Digital Age. There is nothing students can learn at school, they can't learn from some online course. So we're bedeviled with the same question: why do schools still exist?

Students from all over the world arrive at their schools each morning to learn something new. But while teachers can educate them on matters such as History, Math, English and Literature, the internet can teach them so many more different subjects. Nothing teachers teach, can't already be found on the internet.

Nevertheless, school is essential, as not only is it a place to learn, but a place to make lifelong friendships and possibly educate students on love, loss and bullying. For some students, school is somewhere they can go to unwind with their friends, escape from a troubled situation at home and confide their fears to teachers. Yet for others it can seem scary and challenging, particularly when bullies target them, because they have nothing better to do with their time, except causing discomfort to those less confident than themselves.

A successful future begins with learning. Education can happen anywhere, regardless if it's in a classroom or behind a screen. People can reflect on their education and feel proud that they had the courage to try. However, when online courses educate students, they are primarily alone, which can sometimes feel daunting and less dignifying than those who went to school.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Online courses and schooling can both contribute to a successful future.
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Is this your homework?
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Because you go to school when you're a kid and kids need supporr
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Is this your homework?
No, it just interests me why schools still exist.
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No, it just interests me why schools still exist.
Its a very strange piece and you contradict yourself.

School has advantages.
Studying at home has disadvantages.
Schools exits to benefit from those advantages.
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online courses miss the social aspect of school
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Schools are important because of the way they drill (or try to) order into you. Skills such as timekeeping, socialising, et cetera are important. You don't quite get the same with an online course.

We also know that most aren't going to learn as much if it were a purely online education system, they would just end up on Warzone.
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A lot of families can't make it on a single breadwinner. The 5-14 (roughly) year olds have got to go somewhere and tbh a lot of 15-18 year olds are just going to make trouble if they're not kept occupied.
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Yes. This is the upcoming generation. This, my friend, is the Trump generation.
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