Sunday, 12 September 2010

CASE 057 - The failing & irrelevant education system

The education system has being failing students as time passes. In high schools, teachers fail to make students feel passionate about education. Every morning, it is the same thing, forty minutes here or an hour there just to sit in a classroom and learn virtually nothing because students do not find the lectures interesting and the class clown takes part of their attention away. Therefore, students do not learn and like Michael Moore’s article produces an “Idiot Nation.” Every year, the U.S government spends money to give out tests to rank the students academic level. Since most students do not do well in those tests, the government has set some standardized tests that students must pass in order to graduate. Now, what the hell are these tests for. It in not going to make us any smarter by passing it, and yet the government is spending millions of dollars for this test. People learn best when they passionately want to discover a subject. It does not matter if it is advanced physics or physical education, when a student is interested they will learn. Everyday students are forced into classes with teachers who do not fit their learning styles or abilities. If schools would take time to evaluate every student’s learning style, disability, or strength. When students, teachers, mentors and parents are directly involved by tasting, touching, hearing, seeing and feeling information they can learn. I've heard that people who live abroad love to go to school and learn. Nothing seems to work because education is purely surrounded by politics, money, test scores, grades, and scheduling times. The truth is that students in these times have to seek additional learning away from school in order to discover what an actual education is. "If teachers stop worrying about rules and focused more on making education interesting then students will learn. Maybe it happened because they were shy, embarrassed or just disinterested in participating in class but it drove me crazy how they could not see how valuable it is to participate and take an active role in their learning. I truly felt like I was being treated as a piece of cattle and this just makes me feel like I am not a valuable student. If things do not change in the education system, students will continue the tradition of being American idiots. "High school, as we all know, is some sort of sick, sadistic punishment," said Michael Moore. Teacher's should change their learning ways and make education more interactive and interesting. Whatever happened to interactive learning? Being involved, experiencing science, math, history, English, music, foreign languages and any other trades or skills we are interested in. That is why I must try my best now and not tomorrow. Too much of what is taught in school is irrelevant to life. Education is a lifelong process that should never end because with every experience in our life we are forced to adapt and learn. The government run School's are giving children 2 options, follow the line and get a career of forever of the same boring tasks, whether you like the job or not or the 2nd option is FAIL

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