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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 29 2013: I completely agree. This touches on Geoffrey Canada's statement in his talk about how the school system is operating in the same way that hasn't worked for years. There needs to be a major revamp to update our schools to adapt to today's children and what they are going through. Our kids are not the same yet the school system has never changed. Even incremental steps to adjust would make the biggest differences in the long-run.

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