- Michael Williams
- Westminster, MD
- United States
Should education be handled the same way we handle specialized medical treatments, since we all have the same parts, yet learn differently.
My son and I have something in common, a learning disability that causes an issue with reading comprehension and attention / focus towards uninterested subject matter, commonly referred to as A.D.D. / A.D.H.D..
Now this disorder is a drop in the bucket compared to what other disorders may do to the learning process of the person affected. With that being said, even unaffected people have issues with learning subject matter. It's either the way it's being presented, a means of how it's being added together in their head, etc.
Now, why are we trying to force a mass majority of people through a learning core, shaped for learning process of a few? Memorization, even the way mathematical problems are being shown how to solve, some things are harder for some than they are for others, leaving them to think it's hard to learn for them, when really it's just being shown to them in a way that least related to them an their means of learning.
If we want to go ahead an accept that millions of kids an adults just aren't able to be taught, then go ahead, but I am pretty sure we're just not teaching them the right way for them.
Common Core makes sense only if you mean teaching common subject matter to students in a more catered fashion for the student and not the school body.
I had made a Ted Question a while ago stating how Games would be a great medium in which to teach students since most people are already learning a great deal of knowledge for whatever game they may be playing, and retain that knowledge over a long period of time. Now if a game can teach kids better than schools can, maybe we need to start taking more ques from games, at least in the action / reward center of teaching maybe.
Something needs to change, school is the foundation of anyone's life, and without it means a life of challenge an inequality.