“If you desire to make a difference in the world,
you must be different from the world. “
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Indeed, we all have to change and the Ukrainian educational system, too.
The rapid changes and increased complexity of today’s world present new challenges and put new demands on our education system. There has been a growing awareness of the necessity to change and improve the preparation of students for productive functioning in the continually changing and highly demanding environment.
I am in 10th grade now and, according to this fact, I guess, I could say that I know a little bit about our education system. Truth to be told, I don’t like school, but I do love education. As Breaks said, “If education is the key, then school is the lock. “ Sometimes school restricts creative minds, it holds us back from becoming what we want to be. I am not saying that it is useless, but if it was changed and used by its max potential, it would produce amazing, successful adults. Strictly speaking, mostly it is designed to teach us what to thing, not how to think.
Parents hammer what has been hammered into them into the minds of children. This fairytale that schooling is the source of the power; that without it we have nothing. People are afraid of leaving it because they have grown so dependent on the system. Who would leave a system that promises financial success and safety? It’s all a big lie. Some of the most successful people in the history of the world dropped out of school and ended up changing the world or making millions/billions of dollars, or both. To sum it up, I am not saying that you should leave the school to become a successful person. In other words, I think, there should be more freedom, choice and opportunities.
The main thing I don’t like about our educational system is useless and pointless classes. If you can’t explain why a subject is applicable to most people’s lives, that subject shouldn’t be mandatory. Nobody should be forced to learn something that isn’t practically useful. I become sick of schools going on about anti smoking and drugs policies. We’ve been taught this for years, we know this back to front. Do you know what we should be educated more on? Gender politics. Anti racism. Sexuality. The real world. Taxes. GENDER POLITICS. I for one know about that, but all the useful stuff I’ve learnt is off the internet. Instead of going on about the same things every year and basing assemblies on them all the time, educate us on stuff we don’t know about. Like schools are supposed to. I strongly believe that we should be more educated on rape culture, feminism, women rights, mental health, self-respect and respect for others.
The weirdest thing about the education system is that pretty much every teenager ever is so stressed out about schools that they pray for disasters, or fake illness, or try to kill themselves, and yet nobody has ever thought to themselves, “Hey, maybe our system is flawed“, and instead all they ever think is, “Kids these days are so lazy and selfish. “
I understand that school is important; I understand that education is important, but I feel like there is a huge difference between a healthy amount of challenge in order to do better, and being so stressed about school that you break down and cry. You know, there is a problem, if students are in tears because of their marks or exam results. All these stuff is overrated. I will never let my exam results define my fate. All these stuff is incredibly overrated.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. “