School teaches us mostly unimportant stuff. You can’t fit everything important in 12 or more years but schools should replace the unimportant stuff with important stuff. Important stuff that school doesn’t teach us: socializing, paying taxes, knowing scams, survival and safety (CPR and stuff), how to use technology etc. Also we aren’t actually being taught in school. Memorizing for a test isn’t learning. You can see how learning a language in school doesn’t work well. School barely taught me english, I learned most of it online.
Verytall put it quite well, school while it teaches you a lot of seemingly unimportant or theoretical things and that’s something which won’t change anytime soon, they could fit some more important stuff in there as well, such as more focus on problem solving rather than memorization, because how far can you go in today’s world just with memorization?
We also need some financial education classes about budgeting, managing loans and paying taxes. For example, I did a bit of "reselling’’ with some stuff and I have absolutely no idea if I should declare my profits, where or how I would do that.
People always complain about learning “useless” information but where I live, you choose the subjects you do and therefore you choose the content you learn.
Don’t want to learn about calculus? Cool, don’t do mathematic methods, just do general mathematics. Oh? You don’t like doing linear equations? Just do essential mathematics.
Or if you don’t want to learn maths at all, just drop it 5hed.
All these options in my country but people still complain.
Dunno how other countries education works though
Indonesia’s education system just goes whack tbh. They teach you nearly EVERY subject , and expect you to understand it in 2-3 weeks. Like it or not, you’d have to understand Math, Science, and Social Studies all at once.
The cycle just goes “Teach → HW → WS → Test → Repeat”
No idea bout other education systems, but yeah. It’s pain.
Most schools teach the wrong things, and don’t help tailor a specific student to grow their true talent or interest, and instead a collective cluster of students doing the same thing together, and it’s run by a bunch of teachers with nothing but the drive for money motivating them to continue their job. Imagine if every teacher thoroughly enjoyed their job and wanted students to be happy and knowledgeable in their favorite subject? Imagine if the world was like this
Didn’t know that much people disliked what school taught, after I started disliking school my optimism and grades dropped at the same time, so I decided to just accept it and find another hobby called drawing (With adobe Illustrator)
That would be pretty great, I would’ve certainly been a lot more interested in my lessons. The only teachers I can think of who were like that were some of my science teachers, on the other end of the spectrum was history, which was probably one of the most boring things I’ve done in my life.