I read an article today, 5 Things That Should Be Taught in Every School by Mark Manson and it is one of the best article on the subject I have ever read. Sure you can most likely find stuff more detailed written by bigger publications but this particular one resonated best with me. Most of our schools ( and this is a very broad “our” ) have a similar curriculum to the one from 30 years ago, and that should not be the case. For instance, history is taught to empathize with the country where it is taught (in most places) and not in an objective manner, we learn about the Renaissance, we learn about the geopolitical situation of the world, we learn a lot of math ( not to belittle its importance, but, most schools simply teach to much of it ), when, as Mark says, we should learn personal finance, basic logic and reasoning and other such as these. Because let’s be honest, this is our current level of education, these people chose a bar of chocolate when they had to choose between it and a 10 ounces bar of silver. Really ? In my own country most people would choose the silver bar, but that only because it has a much greater value here than it has there, but I am sure that given a choice with a similar parity, most people here would also go for the chocolate bar. And yeah, you may think I give very little credit to my countrymen, but to be honest I give very little credit to most people everywhere.
Our education system is fucked.
I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now. And pretty much any basic scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube. On top of that, you have the most unstable job market in almost 100 years, technology developing so rapidly that robots will be doing half the work in another decade, college degrees that some argue are now worthless, and new industries and technologies being invented practically every six months.
Yet we’re still pushing kids through the same curriculum their grandparents went through.
Now that you read my opinion, and a small excerpt of the article, go on Mark’s website and read the rest. I will be a win for you today. Also spread the word and share this on your Facebook and Twitter.
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