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Should we force kids to learn material they don't show interest in?

As a college graduate I was thinking about how much material I have studied in all of my educational career and then promptly forgotten after the test. Is it a waste of time to try and learn something you are not interested in? To what extent should we allow educational autonomy?

There are a lot of different ways to be intelligent. Memorization and regurgitation are just one small facet.

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  • Feb 9 2013: we should not force kids to learn material they don't show interest in because we make it a burden which they don't like to carry. Their mind and heart don't accept that thing which results most of the time in failure but in contrast to this we should figure out the material they show interest and give them a guide line about that things.

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