- Wendy Wang
- Fairfax, VA
- United States
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How can we maintain passion for learning when emphasis placed on good grades detracts from our interest in gaining a deeper understanding?
There's such a profound emphasis placed on achieving good grades that students almost always only bother to learn the material in order to see the grades they want on a report card. There's a difference between learning something and then being tested, and learning something because you're being tested.
There's an even bigger difference between preparing students for tests and preparing them for life, and with the way things are going right now, I feel like we might be setting ourselves up for a world where a lot of us will grow up to be obsolete in the way we think and what we do.