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Reinventing high shool by teaching hands on skills
I find that with the current education system, students are forced to decide their career at such young age and at such awkward (teenage phase) times as well. The debate I propose would allow the high school student to learn new skill while getting to know themselves and what they wish to accomplish in life.
So I propose this: could teenagers' "extra" energy be spent in a different way than sitting in classrooms for 8 hours a day? After all the basic skills are leanrt (Math, science, language, etc..) teenagers could spend their high school years learning skills necessary to become independent adults. Skills such as growing your own food, building your own house, plumbing, sowing and many other skills that could be useful in their lifetime.
After a "skills" education is complete, the student can then continue their studies in the area they choose and pursue their dream careers.
I know it may be completely unrealistic but could it work? I'd love to hear some thoughts about it.