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Afshin Ommi

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We do not need to change the education system

We should not change our education system; we have to make another one.
Our education system is a huge slave training for our selfish needs and purposes. We want them to replay our life, to feel that we will exist in our children when we are dead, they will continue our way, to feel that we are eternal, our self-esteem do not let us say “ok, maybe it is all wrong, this whole system of life, this way of thinking, maybe we can improve our life with a completely different approach, we do not have such a beautiful life here on earth, I do not know, maybe the technology is not the answer, maybe it is something else that we cannot even think of, maybe we have gone the wrong direction all this time". We insist in our way of life because we do not know any other. children are the only hope, they have not been influenced by our society as we have, they have less presumption than us, they can think with much more extend than us, their imaginary mind is much more powerful than us, imaginary for us, but it is the reality for them, we should not tell them they have a good imaginary mind we have to say your real world is much better than us, we should not kill every symptom that threats our stubborn minds, we should let it grow, we should make them our leaders, not to lead them to the dark that we are in it already.

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    Mar 11 2013: Where is the line between reforming something and making a new one?
    • Mar 12 2013: A new one doesn't carry the old one around with it, or within it.
      The old one is totally corrupted. Nothing is of value in it. Keeping any part of it is sure to corrupt a new system. That is the intention.
      It is like doing an inventory.
      One cannot be mislead.
      It is a fact-finding and fact-facing process.
      We have to get to the truth about the stock in trade.
      We cannot fool ourselves about value.
      What hasn't worked, has to go.
      What doesn't work, has to go.
      What prevents them from working is what has corrupted the entire system, so it all has to go.
      Whatever the new, just system is, it will determine what goes into it.
      Decisions must be about how they are made, not who makes them.

      If we humans are honest about our inventory, we will admit that our systems are totally corrupt and function on corruption. They can function no other way!
      What ever supports the growth of corruption, what ever aids it, makes it possible, has to go.
      Just listen to those who fight for keeping "traditions" and argue about what would happen if we humans were to create a just system and implement it. It is only leaders who do not want such things.
      They too have to go.
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      Mar 12 2013: There is not a specific line, but many think that our way of teaching children has to change, what I am saying is the purpose has to change, the concept of why we are teaching them has to change, the philosophy that is laying behind the education system has to change.
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        Mar 12 2013: There is so much variety in the goals and approach of schools. My experience has been entirely with schooling in the United States and to a small degree some aspects of mathematics education elsewhere, but my recent study of schools in some other parts of the world has been a true eye-opener, mainly for the differences.

        I know absolutely nothing about schooling in Iran, whether it is fairly homogenoeous or whether curriculum decisions are decentralized so that different schools are widely different, whether you have free public education through high school..., I just don't know.

        I know a lot about the variety of models in place in the US.
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          Mar 13 2013: I have been in the US, and it is not that different, the concept is the same but with more colores, equipments and many innovative methods in your country, which make it much more intresting and efficient of course, but in the same direction.
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        Mar 13 2013: Did you spend a fair amount of time in schools in the US? From the Wikipedia article entitled Education in Iran, the system, teacher training, and curriculum look quite different from the US. What is your central concern about schooling in Iran?
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          Mar 13 2013: You said you know absolutely nothing about schooling in Iran, but I have family and friends in the US who has experienced all the education process there, You may get a better feeling of what I am talking about by listning to Georg Carlin's "it's bad for ya" and "life worth losing".
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        Mar 13 2013: I would be interested in whether you would consider the Wikipedia article called Education in Iran to be fairly accurate. Realizing I knew nothing about education in Iran and that schools differ in different parts of the world and even within countries, I read that article in order to better understand where you were coming from.

        For example, education in Iran seems, according to that article, to be standardized at the national level under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. In the United States, in contrast, while there is a national department that gives grants to states for schools, education is mostly funded and directed at the state and local level in the United States. Each state has its own laws which put forward the goals for education in that state, and within that, local school distrcts city by city can define a mission consistent with the state guideline.

        Public schools are mandatory through twelfth grade here but not, it seems, in Iran. Public schools are secular in the United States, but in Iran, according to the article, one of the mandated aims for all schools is religious.
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          Mar 13 2013: Ok, we are tallking about different subjects. But thank you for your comment.

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