Do you think education's gone bad?
January 22, 2007 8:21am CST
I personally think that it has. Sadly, I've noticed that the education system isn't so effective these days...what with a lot of distractions like cellphones and the internet. There are so many students who need tutorials and it's really unfortunate. There may be a few schools which provide a good education, but somehow there are more which don't. Any suggestions to improve it?
24 Jan 07
yes! students today were not as sharp, competent and independent as the students of the past decades were. As the time passes on, worse and wworse the educational system has become. schooling nowadays separates an individual from the REAL WORLD he/she is living in. many things were taught, yet they do not post any benefits to the society in general. subjects become less and less pragmatic... for example, a new degree has arisen: floral design... when there a huge number of hungry people out there, crying out for good political policies which may only be carried out by critical thinking public officials.. what will flower arrangement contribute to what those people need? Somehow, most of the subjects taught today teach us to live in a world of idealistic settings... full of crap. we study about the benefits of the past inventions and the arts, yet we leave the planning of the world's future to the geniuses and to those who can invent better stuff. And when we go out of the classrooms without even knowing how to decode a given passage on a textbook, but surely, we know how to read. We've come up with different degrees/courses, stayed longer inside our classrooms but our have learned lesser and lesser of what we are supposed to learn regarding the realities of life.
24 Jan 07
I totally agree with you! It's really quite alarming. I admit that the education I got is far inferior to the one my parents had about 40+ years ago. Somehow the techniques taught to them in remembering certain facts and applying them in real life is more effective than the ones taught to me and the students today. What does that say about the future really?