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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 think it depends on each person. People think that school or university will give them the right skills to be successful in life,but that's not true. You are the only one who can decide what to do in your life...School is only a place where you can develop new skills that will help you throughout your life. After all it's up to if you want to learn how to look at the world and school will not teach you that.

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