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#145 - IamSofaKingdom (01/06/2013) [-]
I can't remember who it was but someone said that they believed schools attempting to verse us in many fields of knowledge poorly was ruining us for adulthood. We are taught to know every subject at a novice level and to love none of them. We should instead be able to focus on certain subjects we enjoy so that we could be proficient and effective at a few and thus much more productive later on.   
   
Not being forced mind you, the child finds the subject they enjoy most and they can then focus on those.
I can't remember who it was but someone said that they believed schools attempting to verse us in many fields of knowledge poorly was ruining us for adulthood. We are taught to know every subject at a novice level and to love none of them. We should instead be able to focus on certain subjects we enjoy so that we could be proficient and effective at a few and thus much more productive later on.

Not being forced mind you, the child finds the subject they enjoy most and they can then focus on those.
#180 to #145 - jakeattack (01/06/2013) [-]
exactly my point, why should a writer be forced to take math and science? and like in the post, why should someone who wants to be a scientist be forced to take English? i mean beyond a basic level. im horrible at English, i know grammar, although i may not always be correct, that is just simple mistakes plenty of people make, its just the writing i cant get, and ive lost with the reading, im a great reader, just cant make the stupid theme shit the English teacher pulls out of her ass, that and i lack patience. really, i know oh yeah im gonna need writing in my life but bullshit. thats what elementary and middle school is for, English is necessary because i am going to need to write papers, but the stuff we do is beyond any essential i would need. you need math for everything but i for sure will need calculus for engineering or whatever i do not a writer or an artist. by high school, you have gone beyond the basics, people wont be literate at that point, often just lazy, maybe it would help if they got to chose something they get some enjoyment out of.
#152 to #145 - anonymous (01/06/2013) [-]
i started liking literature in school, sit the fuck down
User avatar #151 to #145 - whiteblob (01/06/2013) [-]
but isn't that what high school and college are about? i mean i didn't know i loved math until middle school.
#161 to #151 - IamSofaKingdom (01/06/2013) [-]
No, even in upper level education you get the same thing. Unless you attend a vocational school (which still isn't the same) you are still required to learn every subject and in most cases you learn each of them to a very novice degree and then you forget them.    
   
I am an English major in college but I must still take another science and another math and I have to take four classes in a different language. Let me repeat that, as an English major I have to spend almost $600 a credit hour on 12 credit hours of a foreign language. If I majored English to teach outside of the U.S. that might make sense but this is for the basic English degree.    
   
You have to take classes on subjects unrelated and unhelpful to your interest in order to get a degree. So no, college and high school do not do that. They do exactly what elementary school does.
No, even in upper level education you get the same thing. Unless you attend a vocational school (which still isn't the same) you are still required to learn every subject and in most cases you learn each of them to a very novice degree and then you forget them.

I am an English major in college but I must still take another science and another math and I have to take four classes in a different language. Let me repeat that, as an English major I have to spend almost $600 a credit hour on 12 credit hours of a foreign language. If I majored English to teach outside of the U.S. that might make sense but this is for the basic English degree.

You have to take classes on subjects unrelated and unhelpful to your interest in order to get a degree. So no, college and high school do not do that. They do exactly what elementary school does.
User avatar #165 to #161 - ienjoyrofling (01/06/2013) [-]
I understand what you are saying, but if a child wanted to be a doctor, and High-School puts the child into several medical fields, only for the child to find out that they love something else, like law. The point of the courses are to make you a smarter person. While in HS you can think about a career, join a college, and pursue it. All of the courses I have taken have helped me focus on a career path. I don't care for Algebra, but it helps me become smarter and use my brain on a better level, and helped me cross off 'math major' on my college plans. Am I making sense? I'm tired and trying to make it sound sensible while not falling asleep.
User avatar #217 to #165 - IamSofaKingdom (01/07/2013) [-]
That's what I stated elementary would be for. You learn all of the subjects and get your feet wet to see what you like, just like a vocational high school teaching woodwork, electronic engineering etc... No one said you would be locked into a career field once you chose. Choosing a field simply gives you classes to further your knowledge in a field you enjoy. You find out you don't like it? change your classes.

The point is that in the current system, you HAVE to learn every subject but you don't really learn it. You get a weak understanding of the subject and then you drop it. I remember next to nothing about science and math and I know little to nothing about spanish. I have had numerous years of each subject but I don't know a thing past a rudimentary understanding because; I wasn't interested, it didn't appeal to me, I was given very basic knowledge spread too thin over many areas of the field and I had no reason to continue learning it.

I am not saying that if I chose English I would never learn math, but if I wanted to pursue a career in English, taking any of those classes past the basic necessity (probably no more than fourth or fifth grade) is a waste of my time, my money (or tax payers depending on the grade level) and the teacher's time.

I spent thousands to take Spanish classes and I learned almost nothing and I will never use it, but it was required.
User avatar #153 to #151 - RandomAnonGuy (01/06/2013) [-]
Dunno how it works elsewhere, but in Australia I had 5 out of 6 subjects compulsory for the first few years of highschool and pretty much everyone did something fun like woodwork or food with their choice subject. Also most of us are pressured into uni by friends and family, regardless of whether or not we want to. My brother decided not to and despite the fact that he's doing better than my sister there's still some snide remarks around the table every so often.
So in short, it's debatable.
User avatar #159 to #153 - IamSofaKingdom (01/06/2013) [-]
That is vocational schooling. My high school was the same way. You had a specialty class but you were still required to take all of the basics and the point of vocational classes was to help students who did not plan on further schooling to move right into the work force.
#155 to #153 - lordroscor (01/06/2013) [-]
I know that feeling your brother has. My older brother is the prodigy son and everyone loves him and compares him to me. FeelsBadMan ;-;
User avatar #157 to #155 - RandomAnonGuy (01/06/2013) [-]
My brother moved out when he was 19 and supported himself with my cousin, entirely on their own. My sister stayed at home and mooched off my parents until she found a guy and moved in with him. For the period that she was at uni, which she never completed, my parents would talk about how proud of her they were.
User avatar #154 to #153 - whiteblob (01/06/2013) [-]
well yeah I shouldn't have spoken in general. lol i wonder you thumbed you down...
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