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Education In The School System in the 21st Century

Updated on October 30, 2015
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In addition to writing for Hubpages, Marc can also be found co-hosting Blogtalk Radio with Tie Jones and Writing for a local newspaper.

After the incident with the police officer and the student in South Carolina, I got to wondering, what people think about our current school system?

Is it being used to teach critical thinking and developing young brains, or is it just too much rot learning which is all about memorization. How much of the classrooms have been turned over to the students with teachers either unable or afraid to discipline the students? How many of the schools have real police officers or sheriffs in their school systems, and how does this impact their work in terms of fighting crime and being deterrent to criminals?

What lessons from the past in education would you like to see brought back? Do you feel that arts is not being taken seriously in the school systems, and also that many schools have totally abandoned vocational learning which can lead to some great jobs in terms of pay and opportunities for advancement.

Let's talk Education and figure out on Hubpages ways we can make some positive changes in this difficult field and in these difficult times?


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      McKenna Meyers 2 years ago from Bend, OR

      Recently I went on a job interview for a kindergarten position. I taught kindergarten and pre-kindergarten for many years and have a master's degree in special education. However, I didn't get the job. The principal said they hired a man who has an extensive background with "behavioral problems."

      I thought this was so very sad for kindergarten. One of two things is at play here:

      1) These little kids are not getting the love, nurturance, and guidance they need from parents so they come to school not knowing how to behave, be respectful of teachers, and interact with peers. Parenting is left to the teachers.


      2) The education system is pushing academics on little children before they're ready. Our school district just went to all-day kindergarten. They expect a lot from 5 and 6-year-olds, most of it not developmentally appropriate. The expectations are unreasonable for that age group: sitting still for long periods, writing in journals, doing reading groups, little or no open-play periods. In many ways, our educational system is creating a problem that didn't exist in the past. It's unfortunate and parents should certainly be aware of it and speak out against it.