Let’s talk about education

Do you ever wonder how it is that kids spend 13 years from kindergarten to high school supposedly being prepared for life, yet when they get out they don’t have any real skills?

Thirteen years and kids aren’t taught how to grow a garden, how to build a house, how to fix a car, how to balance a cheque book, or cook a healthy meal.

Thirteen years and kids come out without even rudimentary concepts of how to organize or lead groups of people, without even a glimmer of understanding of how to resolve conflicts non-violently, and we call this an education?

Yes we get taught to read and write and perform some basic math, but we aren’t taught how to think for ourselves, we aren’t taught the principles of logic, or how to question an ideology.

What we are taught is how to sit at a desk and listen obediently as the world is packaged up into a neat little box that we are to accept without question, we’re taught to regurgitate that information for tests, to give the answer that those in authority demand, but most of all we’re conditioned to conform, and the reward for faithfully jumping through all of these hoops for 13 years is a worthless piece of paper that no employer even asks to see.

 

Source ~ Storm Clouds Gathering

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