I look around at kids these days, and by kids I mean anyone under 30, and wonder what it is exactly we are teaching them at home and at school?
I know I’m not alone in this inquiry…parents, teachers and adults everywhere are questioning what American children are learning and how to change this as it’s very clear from many points that our education system is failing the majority of American children and must be fixed!
The bigger our world gets, the smaller the realm of knowledge our children seem to have leaving school and home. Teachers are becoming more and more constrained and parents are struggling to influence what is happening in their children’s schools.
Governments are actively trying to solve education problems they have no business or ability solving and must be told to get out of the way.
Teacher’s unions make it all but impossible to get rid of the ‘bad’ teachers and good teachers hands are practically tied when it comes to teaching students in ways they learn best.
Students are taught with methodologies that don’t work…made to sit in desks, listen, take notes and then regurgitate irrelevant information later on a test…that information only to be forgotten right after the test because the student isn’t learning it for any reason…and they know this! (Ask any smart child and they have already figured out that school is just something they need to get through to get on with life.)
Our children aren’t learning how to take care of themselves…emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually or financially.
They aren’t learning how to think through problems and solve them. And they aren’t learning how to think globally for the most part. Everything is geared toward solving problems individually when in reality, we solve problems best when we work on them together.