Not everybody is an A+ student. I still think that rather than just looking up something that we must get our children back to the inquisitive state where they will not only get answers but learn how to question. However, education is also about building relationships that help students see themselves as they could be. Then I guess you should learn more in that direction. People that complain about not using calculators are doing themselves a disservice in the long run.
From the age of Socrates to the last half-century of American social history, learning has been seen as having the potential to incite rebellion against tradition, political order, and religious orthodoxy. I myself had not finished high school. I've learned more from watching documetaries and reading actual books not shitty school textbooks , than I ever did from school. Without that, it can be a rough road to travel. I believe they are doing pretty well in life. Ex: I'm in the 10th grade and my girlfriend is very attractive not to be bragging, or anything.
Tell Bill Gates and his group to go away. I dropped out, in my senior year. I choose instead to hope against hope, and so I dedicate this book to all my students, that they may continue to do their best to teach me how to teach. Now, math is about idea. Personally, I think that there should be far more trade schools for those that know that college is not the route for them. Education exists at the intersection of our individual will, our social being, and our conception of humanity, and so it is a ready target for all our dissatisfactions. There are so many other people you can date and you have so much time to be serious with someone later on in life.
The student attends a 4-year school, hates it, drops out- and now works as a successful plumber. But it gives everyone the opportunity to become something great if they work hard and take advantage of what's given to them. Learning a language, for instance, will give you a new appreciation of your own. I would like to think we could find something else to measure. Limits are everywhere, of course, in biological, economic, technological, and historical forms, but our encounters with them and what we make of them contribute to our education. I would keep bumping into the cars slightly.
I diligently pursued an academic career costing my parents, the country and myself tens of thousands only to eventually discover my passion lay in the technical and bespoke social work of hairdressing! Seriously a simple look at the constitution and I know my rights, I ask around or even go to the library and I can get the laws governing my district. They feel so much pressure to perfect, and that's not what life is about. Some places, I hear, used beachballs or something inflatable, but we used soccer balls. You make the assumption that I'm going to vote. As for sick and personal days, yes. And in some classes the teachers are completely crap. If you want to become a dreamer, a utopian, then by all means you should take education seriously and pursue it as far as you can.
Because at my school, we weren't required to take it. When we cease to share common values, things fall apart. Training for a job only suits a person to do that one job, or maybe something closely related. What are you going to do when you apply for a job and the best you can say is 'i realized early on that high school was bunk, so i didn't bother with it', and meanwhile there are other peopel with advanced degrees in engineering, who have demonstrated that they can handle the workload, and have worked on actual projects? That's not how we should learn. It is a minuscule portion of our life.
It is human nature to want more and our government is only willing to provide just enough to keep you alive. They only, I don't know, make the laws you have to live by. It's a waste of time. It's all about that piece of paper. Certain subjects, Math especially, help build logical thinking skills. There are always more reasons to despair of education than there are to believe in it, just as there are always more reasons to feel hopeless about the fate of humanity than to think that it will ever live up to the least of its ideals.
For instance, when I was around 11-12, I read a lot of science books aimed at kids Horrible Science , they taught me everything I needed to know about basic chemistry, biology and physics, but in a brilliantly well written way that didn't make it feel like a chore. When I finally did take the exam, I did not lose any points in parallel parking. Again, do not be bullied into submission. I'd say everything up to trigonometry is stuff that you can use on a daily basis, then you have calculus which. Usually you need to go through high school to get to college, which leads to grad school. So, the game plan is- Give massive amounts of money to education journals so they will feel obligated to publish your message. I'm guessing no since you obviously never cared about your country long enough to stop looking at your own reflection to see how great you are.