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!
Hmm. Reading this, I thought I'd see what I have that I actually need.
Don't need: RE, Music, Science, Quite alot of English (my opinion is helped by the fact that my teacher can't actually spell, and our class suspects that they are smarter thatn her), History, quite alot of Maths, most of DT, a fair bit of art, some of geograhy (plus, I still don't know where any countries or continents are..)
What am I left with? Some maths, some English, some geography and some of the other subjects. Oh, and French and Mandarin, which I will end up learning by my self if I so choose later on. For next year, I have chosen textiles and commerce,which actually will serve me well later inlife. Oh, and I'm going to want to teach myself some more art too.
Becuase I am in the top English class, we get to learn philosophy. The downside is that generally, people won't end up philosophising or expanding themselves in any way, or they just don't actually understand the question in the first place.
Back in year six, they refused to teach us long division. What's up with that? It wasn't on the sylabus, so though we asked many a time, we didnt get taught it and then in year 7, most others did. Grah. Now I still can't do long division...
"In my high school French class we were supposed to read Hugo's Les Miserables. I don't think any of us knew French well enough to make our way through this enormous book. Like the rest of the class, I just skimmed the Cliff's Notes. When we were given a test on the book, I noticed that the questions sounded odd. They were full of long words that our teacher wouldn't have used. Where had these questions come from? From the Cliff's Notes, it turned out. The teacher was using them too. We were all just pretending."
(From the Nerds article somebody posted)
Yup,our English teachers do the same with sparknotes. They also get their notes to give us from there too.
That's enough rambling now...