I haven't been active since signing up so i thought i'd get active. So, I'm really getting sick of education in the US. My brother is a problem child (drugs attitude etc.) He doesn't do his work, and so they want to kick him out of the highschool and send him to basically a school for people like him. Which I've heard is actually alot of work even though its a place for people that don't do their work. lol
The problem i see is that 1. its pretty bad when a school gives up on the student. 2. Its pretty bad that someone had so little faith in students that they pre-planned and built these schools.
Another thing thats pretty ridiculous is due to his grades he's not allowed to go out to lunch. Yet he does anyways, which he's suppose to get introuble for and doesn't. Seeing as how every door in the school during the day is locked from the inside. Somehow he manages to get back into the school either through a different door or he comes in through the main door and they don't notice him. w.e. p.s. He has appoints for stuff to help with his problems and when parents go to pick him up the school can never seem to be capable of finding him.
Now onto the more serious non-brother related stuff.
I've watched as my old highschool (currently in college) cuts days they have off for break. Seniors are suppose to get out in may but they cut that too. These schools think adding more school days will make students learn? To make students learn they should stop hiring teachers that "teach" and start hiring teachers that don't even need to teach meaning. They present the material in such a creative and innovative way the students don't have a problem with retaining information. Just sitting in class listening to someone speak all day gets boring and your mind wonders. As the day goes on you lose more and more focus so the last classes of your day get the short end of the stick.
In my opinion what the education system truly lacks is a sense of urgency. My parents always tell me, well they want you to be well rounded. Well rounded? Look at a typical chinese day, they have 2 math courses biology chemisty and physics all at the same time. 1 chinese language class and 1 english language class and I think 2 electives. I think the chinese get it. In my opinion we need to focus more so on the Technology Driven economy more so then being "well rounded." Congrats you know who Ghandi is. Can you tell me how to program a device to control everything in my house? Cause if you can make that, you'd get pretty rich. Its so much easier to get rich with technological innovations then any other field of study imo. People love technology, even the smallest things will get you money.
So all and all this is more like a rant, I could have probably though it out better and explained it clearer but...ya....thanks for reading if you made it all the way through.