Today’s schooling system is said to have not changed in centuries, which in my opinion is not a good thing, it’s far from it. A lot has changed in the last few centuries: mobile devices, women empowerment, the internet, having a job based on the internet ect, but one of the main changes in today’s century is the paid positions of regular employment. Not so long ago kids were sent to school for the outcome to be the men working in factories and the women staying at home to cook, clean and mind children, but that has changed now women work, they choose their outcome, men work or they don’t and most men in today’s century work in offices paying large sums of money. Therefore if our outcome in life have changed why has our schooling system not? Why are we put through the same school system our grandparents and great grandparents were put through, when our outcome is going to be different? I, as a female woman, know for a fact that I am not going to be sitting at home cooking or minding children as my great grandmother did but i still go through the same schooling system she did.
In today’s schools we are thought to do exactly what we are told, they tell us to open our book and complete a certain task then we open our book and complete that task, but how far is doing what we are told going to get us in life? If we just do what we are told we won’t be moving up in our area of work we will be staying where we are doing what we are told, what I am trying to say here is that we should be given more independence in school, we should be graded on the work we get done ourselves without instruction that will prepare us more than doing what we are told.
Overall my point is is that I am sitting in class learning the same thing as my great grandmother and doing what I am told to do whilst learning a whole book of a subject that is not going to prepare me for the real world.
The full digits of pi are not going to get ME anywhere, but learning about pieces that Robert Fisk has written or Kate Adie will, why is there no classes in school I can take to help me with the career that I want to pursue? Why should I have to wait until college to learn this? I am certain the others with other career paths feel the same way I do.
We need to improve today’s schooling system, I need to know how to pay tax, I need to know what i want to do when I leave without making a mistake.