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90% (or more) of what we learn in schools is NOT subject related

There is a tremendous focus on the quality of the subjects in schools, so children will learn more and thus education will improve. But I wonder if school isn't about learning maths or history, but maybe school is relevant to learn life skills. To learn how to develop your own way to look at the world and using skills that transcend school subjects. What do you think?

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    May 27 2013: I've been a high school teacher for 13 years and I see my main function as helping a pre-pubescent 11/12 year old make the great journey into adulthood. I teach them science along the way, but teaching them how the adult world works is just as important.
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      May 27 2013: It is interesting that so many people who are not teachers just assume teachers (uniquely) don't understand or attend to the values everyone else thinks are obviously of greatest merit.

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