There are all kinds of problems with the education system. First yes tests should be
controlled by the government that include homes school if it does not already. In
addition you can look to teachers and point as many fingers as you like. The truth
still remains however. In today's world and it should have happened in ours is the
curriculum should be of interest and change with the times. Students will learn if
interested and challenged and there should not be this no competition thing.
Education should include what is happening in the real world as well with some hands
on experience. Young people should be treated more like young adults in high
school not like children.
Another thing that bothers me is this. We teach all kinds of things in school and that is
a good thing, its just the system does not explain why they are being taught the things
being put forth.
The object of education is to learn how to learn, therefore if you use the methods and
ability to research it can be applied to anything. Education will affect the pocketbook
the social standing, the life enrichment you will encounter as you age. This is not that
difficult here is an example I once used.
Take small kids toys and the stuff they had around ten and then the electronics of today.
The kid wonders what they have in common. Well you first mastered how the squeaky
toys worked, then the toys of elementary grades and now these, but if you were able to
learn the easy toys the transition to more difficult ones is made easier. As you become
more accustomed to the world around you, you surpass the adults who have a disconnect
between the toys of their time and the electronics of today.
I have a grandson who has told me it made education much more interesting because
something new is always coming along and he hadn't looked at it that way before.