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Is school (for children) a waste of time and money?


Thinking back to elementary, middle, and high school I can remember very little that I have actually needed to know outside of basic math and reading. So is there really a purpose to all those years of schooling. Is there a better way that could be more effective in teaching life lessons that doesn't involve this mass schooling system we have now?

 

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    Doodlebird 3 years ago

    You're at the beginning of a new adventure with your little ones. Make sure you look into Common Core that is in the process of standardizing schools nationwide.

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    Peeples 3 years ago

    Agreed, there's both good and bad in it. For me that means it needs reevaluating!

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    Peeples 3 years ago

    Completely agree. When times change our means of being educated must change with them.


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    HeatherH104 3 years ago

    This is a great answer! I don't know if change can happen because of how set the schools are in addition to the schools also being babysitting service. Parents who work aren't going to want to be in charge of educating and finding apprenticeship. Sad