Originally Posted by Akashic_Librarian
I am currently trawling through the English Education system and I can say it is awful! For a start I believe in subjective reality. So that means all the science classes become meaningless because the laws of the universe, of chemistry, and of biology become subjective and fit to be altered if I wanted to. SO, thats half my week wasted. Then I spend 2 hours a week learning German, if I wanted to learn German I would do it. I don't want to be forced thank you very much! The only really useful things I learn are English, Maths and Drama. Three hours a day doing that would suit me fine. But no. I fill six hours a day with almost totally useless stuff and they never seeem to teach anything mildly useful in the real world. Like stress management, metaphytsics, personal devlopment of any kind, ANYTHING AT ALL. I nfact the closest we get to something like that is a few weeks of sex education which they give you far too late in my opinion!
That reminds me how at my junior high school we had this program called "Life Skills". Once a week or so, we'd have to watch a short video or listen to a talk about basic principles such as "stop and think" or being kind to others.
DUH, right? While it may have been somewhat useful in a junior high setting, it wasn't executed properly and in my opinion it was far too simple. Showing kindness and civility and actually putting thought into your major decisions are things that most kids are at least semi-competent at by the time they're teenagers - and those who aren't won't change just by watching a video. As a result, most of my peers used the opportunity to take a nap instead of paying attention to the message our administrators were wastefully trying to get across.