Better System to Prepare Pupils for Life?
Instead of just teaching pupils the basics of a few subjects such as English, PE, art etc, wouldn't it be better to teach them about subjects that are more relevant to how things work in the World and will properly prepare them for life?
Many children are taught a language in school, they have a choice usually between French, Spanish and German. Why not instead teach all children Esperanto as their second language? Esperanto is a neutral language that was created to allow the World to communicate without any political bias that may be attached to natural languages (English for instance). If all children in all Countries were taught Esperanto as a second language, then they could communicate with each other easily by just using Esperanto. This would also aid them in learning another language as Esperanto is based on European languages and contains many words from various languages.
Alongside maths, economics should also be taught to show children how spending affects the economy. As people are struggling now, children learning how the public spending cuts affect them and their communities could give them a better idea of how to improve their own lives in the long term.
CNC machining and other manufacturing methods/systems should form part of the National curriculum too, as having this type of experience could be very useful when searching for employment and also if the pupil, when leaving school, decides to work from home creating their own products. Manufacturing skills could give the economy a big boost and build confidence in pupils whilst still at school as they would be able to use machinery within school premises or at home (Some CNC machines can be purchased relatively cheaply so parents can buy these to give their children further experience in using them).
By teaching children about economics, politics, history, manufacturing methods and computer programming/software development, children can leave education confident that they will be able to find work and contribute to the economy and culture of their Country.