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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Child To School

Updated on August 24, 2010
Why You Shouldn't Let Your Child To School
Why You Shouldn't Let Your Child To School

I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids.

-Dolly Parton

Many parents today fail to realize the true meaning of this woman's words. They fail to realize how much damage schools do to their children. Schools enslave children. Schools kill children. Well, not children but their personality. Although... that's probably the same.  

Now how could that be and how do I dare to criticize schools so severely? Schools teach children. If they don't learn, they'll spend their whole lives begging for money somewhere on the streets.

Ok, ok, ok... Hold on for a second ! Let's stop right here and take a closer look at those two very common statements. Schools teach children. Schools teach children. Schools teach children... Hmm, interesting. You know, what. I guess I have to admit it. Schools do teach children. Yeah, they really do ! But what do they teach our children? For Gods sake, what shit do they teach our children ?!

Have you ever wondered what your children are taught at school? If not, ask them. If you're specific enough, they may even be able to tell you what annual temperature in Brazil is or what year Julius Cesar crossed the Rubicon.

-Oh, I'm so happy to have such a smart boy/girl !

You say Smart? What do you mean by that? I mean, if a child can name the date when Normans invaded England, is he smart? Now I'm not trying to insult your kids or anything like that. Don't get me wrong. All I want to say is:

Why teach children such obsolete and literally worthless stuff?

Well, if they like it or it's their hobby, then it's alright of course. But I am pretty sure that most of them hate it and they forget it sooner than they learn it. I mean, if your child doesn't like playing piano, do you force him to do it? Even if you do (no matter how cruel that may sound there are parents who do this), does your child like it? Would you like it? Would you like to be forced to play the piano even if it's the ugliest thing in the world for you?

Of course NO !

So why should children be forced to learn things they are not interested in, things that are useless? The true learning comes with passion. If you're passionate about something, you learn it tens, hundreds, thousands of times faster. It becomes your routine, your life, your dream. You live by it, you can't spend a second without it. It becomes your way of life.

Therefore, no surprise that young people often hate schools. They know that most of the things taught in schools has no practical implementation in the real life.

And from this point, arises second reason why you shouldn't let your children to school. It's what I call: The absence of relationship between a school and the real world.

Since most of the stuff taught at schools is obsolete, children cannot and are not prepared for real life. As Henry Ford once said:

"You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year"

His words were absolutely striking and I couldn't help but publish them here. You see, schools can only teach about the past, not about the future. You won't see such lessons as "Green Technology" or "Future Cities". Why? Because in the times when todays education system was created such things didn't even exist or no one was really concerned about those things back then. No one cared about pollution because there weren't that much cars at that time, no one cared about the enormous growth of our population because then it was pretty normal. No one cared about the lack of food in Africa nor the widening gap between the rich and the poor in America. But things have changed. Times have changed !

Unfortunately, our schools haven't. Our schools still teach children about the number of chromosomes that a frog has. Who cares about that? That's past. I mean, I'm not against learning lessons of the past but our schools don't do that either. They only force our children to learn dozen of dates by heart but not the precious lessons of the past.

By the way, now that I mentioned the widening gap between the rich and the poor in America, I'd like to quickly look at financial side of the things. How many of your children are taught about money in schools? No, I mean really. How many of them learn money management skills or reading numbers, things like that? Probably none.

You see, another problem is that children are not taught about money in schools. Disagree? Take a look at most of Americans. They have huge houses, luxurious cars, they travel a lot, they buy everything they want. Wonderful, isn't it? BUT THEY ARE IN DEBT UP TO THEIR EARS !!!  How come they be in debt if schools teach them how to manage money? Something doesn't match here, right? Even worse, they work 9 to 5 to earn money, to pay their bills and yet they end up with even more of them. How come? How is that possible?

It appears, that schools don't teach children anything about money. AT ALL ! And believe me or not this will have disastrous consequences in the future. Except those 5-10% of the world's population (otherwise called the rich), the majority of people know nothing about money. That's why the gap between the rich and the poor keeps on growing and that's why in the future the poor will be so poor that they'll have no money to pay for anything. And this will finally result in the collapse of our great civilization unless we take some action. I can't really talk about it much more because this hub is already getting quite long. If you'd like to know more, there's a great book on this issue called Rich Dad Poor Dad.

If you would like to read it, you can get it here:

So, the final reason why you shouldn't let your children to school is because schools kill our children's personality. They inhibit our children's natural development. To support this last argument, I'd like to show you a video which I saw several years ago. This video literally shook the foundations of my perception of schools. That's when I started questioning the real benefit, if any at all, that schools bring to our children. Here it is, take a look:

I'll leave you here to think about it for a while. Just want you to know that the main task of schools is to prepare children for employment. To give them knowledge and qualifications needed to be good employees or otherwise slaves. A century or even half a century ago this way of education was appreciable, since our industries were just starting to develop. Robots were welcome at those times.

But not anymore. Nowadays ideas are much more valuable than labor force. Times have changed. Schools have not. 

So it's up to you to decide whether you want your child to be enslaved all of their lives. If you want them work 9 to 5 without seeing any meaning, any purpose in their lives. Or whether you'd rather like your children to be free, to have the power of sharp thought and innovative mind. To teach them to create and to inspire, to make the world a better place to live for you, for your neighbor and for themselves. 

It's up to choose wisely...

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      m920621m 7 years ago from UK

      Thank you for your comment. However, I'd like to object your statement that "Schools should

      nurture a child's growth". Yes, that's what they should do, but don't. They only nurture them to grow academically but that's not enough nowadays. Today you need to think think think. Not learn everything by heart. For instance, mathematics. Why teach children complex subjects like cosinuses, integrals etc. if we have computers that can do this work in a matter of seconds. You see, instead of teaching them maths, we should teach them how to create programs that could do all the calculations. This would increase work productivity dozens of times and instead of learning maths, children coul learn financial literacy or other subjects that would be far more benefhcial to them. The role of human beings is to generate ideas not to do difficult calculations. Future depends on those who will be able to create new ideas and unfortunately our schools don't teach this. That's why I believe that our current education system has to undergo a serious revolution.

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      Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

      You are talking about two different things here: Passion vs. Sending Your Child To School. It is the primary responsibility of parents to help their children find their passion in life -- school has a different role. Schools should nurture a child's growth. I think you need to take some time and go into a classroom, and see for yourself what is being taught. When was the last time you went to visit a school?

      I do agree that we need to make some changes with what is being taught, but the system is not thoroughly obsolete as you say. There are a lot of good things taught and going on in schools today.

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      m920621m 7 years ago from UK

      But was it really worth your time? I mean, did things that you learn help you in any way in your life?

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      sir_tallest 7 years ago

      I don't agree with school...thought me a lot of what i now and i am glad i went to one