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So, maybe I'm crazy, but shouldn't education be based on living in the world and changing it?
So, why is it that when a kid graduates high school they have no idea how to take care of themselves? Why has no one taught them how to think logically, make a meal for themselves, do taxes or apply for a job?
Isn't the point of education to provide individuals with the skill sets needed to become a productive member of sociaty? When did education in America stop being about helping the student? When did it start being about impressing others by turning students into encyclopedias of useless information?
Further more, why is it that a person who wants to be a librarian has to learn how to read Mayan numbers? Most of the work that librarians(and many other careers) do is learned on the job.
I understand that there are several jobs that would need farther education (ie. doctor or teacher), but why aren't there more apprinticeships for jobs that are on a learn as you go basis?
I think that we should make information avalible to anyone who wants or needs it. I do not think that we should be shoving useless information into kids heads until they hate learning. A sociaty filled with people who hate learning and don't know how to do anything for themselves, is doomed to fall to shambles.
But, a sociaty filled with people who first know how to survive in their world and second are passionate about learning and improving their world, is a sociaty that will only increase in strength.