THIS IS A TOPIC ABOUT EDUMACATION
Now, you are probably going to think that this is a dumb topic. It could be and could not be. I did think that this should be in the Adult Discussion because if we had 10 year olds in it, they would all be like, "It's stupid and you should not have to be forced to go!!!!" We all know that if given the chance, most people would drop out of school. I am 14, but I have a strong opinion about schooling. I do also realize that education is different depending on where you are from. Texas, US has different requirements than Finland.
Now, my opinion, keep in mind I am from the US. So, I believe that a good education is very important, for some people. There are jobs out there that can be done with little or no education. Some people may prefer these jobs because they interest them. Although they don't have to go to college, they still have to finish high school, and most of it is a waste of time to them. English, for an example, is very useless for me at this stage. You can see that my English is pretty good. Do I know every single rule? No. Do I need to? No. So really, being forced to take an English class for the next four years of my life is very pointless since I'm not going to be a writer or have a job that has to do with the English I will learn from here on out. This is the same for many of my friends.
Also, being forced to go to a school and sit in a class for several hours in a day is not doing anything. If I have been sitting for an hour and now must change classes and sit for another hour, I am going to be bored very quick. If I'm bored, it's harder for me to pay attention. I will do worse in this class. I took Algebra I this past year in 8th grade. Almost everyday, for my second period, I would go in, grade homework, then take notes for the rest of the class period. Then I'd go onto the next class and take notes again. Then again. For the first four hours of my day almost everyday, I was taking notes. There has to be a more efficient way to do this, right?
Then, after several months of the repeated thing, we must test. We have to remember everything from that year. I believe I horribly failed on these test this year. I believe I did well in History and okay in On-Demand Writing. I do realize that the finals in high school will be a little different, but it's still a test. Maybe the amount of test taken in a year should be lowered?
Those were just some of my opinions on the school system in my area. I don't believe education should disappear, just have reform that will help the students. What are your opinions on your school system?