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Why I Hate School But Love Education?
Does success in the school system correlate to success in life? Or is the school system simply geared towards fact retention and regurgitation? What is true education?
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Yes, I agree with you. The education below college here in the USA needs major improvement. Not at schools fall into that category but a large number of them do. Finland? Very interesting, I didn't know that. I'll have to go read up on it. :-)
@tapsamai the US education system has a ton of flaws but it does one thing that I have learned to value: critical thinking. It's exactly as @yinofyang said there is no point in learning something if you don't understand the reasoning behind it. I think in that respect, critical thinking is a strength of the US educational system. The problem is not US educational system as a whole rather the public school system that continues to lack the funding it deserves
@goyo critical thinking, many developed country have that strong value in their education system, not only USA. if u compare the K12 of US with other OECD countries, it would rank in the bottom. lacking funding in the public school as you said , for me , also one of the reason . in the USA , as well in the UK , they try to make business out of education; to me , it is the idea of capitalism that ruins the K12 education system of USA.
@tapsamai don't get me wrong I'm not saying other countries do not apply the critical thinking method. I was only stating it is one of the few strengths in US educational system