When I was in school, I wondered, “Why is our educational system so outdated?” I remember riding horse-drawn carriages around the city and riding in Model Ts. Movies were silent, and women were not allowed to vote. But I also remember sitting quietly at a desk, listening to a teacher lecture about reading, writing, math, science, history, and other subjects. The way we teach in our schools is so outdated and has failed to produce a diverse generation.
The educational system is built on bias, starting with the funding decisions, and continuing through the materials we teach. What we teach in school is largely determined by our neighborhood. We live in a society with a “have-not” mentality, and that bias reflects on the curricula. Sadly, our education system hasn’t kept up with this change. But it’s never too late to change.
Today’s educational system is outdated, and it’s killing children’s imagination and character. Children’s minds are stifled and their teachers are overly concerned with grades and test scores. But those grades don’t really determine success. Students who are good at questioning are the most successful, and that’s exactly what we need to be a healthy society. So why is our educational system so outdated?
High school education is built on the Industrial Revolution model. It’s based on the IQ tests, which are largely outdated and arbitrary. We should be teaching kids about new thinking, brilliance, and optimism, not just standardization. But we need to rethink the way we teach and evaluate knowledge. This way, our children will be better equipped to face the world. The world will be a better place!