Why The Modern Schooling System Is Flawed

Posted by on December 2, 2017 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
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By Alanna Ketler | Collective Evolution

It seems people are finally starting to realize that our current model of education has past its expiration date. A flawed system to begin with, it excelled at training children to be good workers, not teaching them how to thrive. This is what the entire educational model was built upon, and this is the model that we have been left with.

Unfortunately, this system leaves little to no room for creative expression, and can often be very damaging for children’s self-esteem. Everyone has their own unique talents and abilities, so how is is fair to grade kids according to one model of intelligence?


Personally, I can say that the most useful thing I learned in high school was how to cook and bake, thanks to a foods and nutrition course I took. The skills I learned in that course I use daily. Yet this was an optional course, even though it taught real life skills all children need. There is so much emphasis on maths and sciences, but realistically, unless we are going to become a mathematician or a scientist, when will we need this level of knowledge on these subjects?

So, What Can We Do?

So, what is the next step to solving this problem? Inadequate funding often lies at the root of the issue, but interestingly enough, many parents find that homeschooling their children — an educational philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities — leaves more time creative activities while still covering the essentials.

 

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