The school system has too change now!

The school system has too change now!

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The school system has to change now before it is too late. There are currently lots of problems with the school system in the UK and they have to change now before it is too late:

  • Teachers are treated unfairly - Teachers and teaching staff have one of the most important jobs in the world yet they're underpaid. They have the power to shape and change lives but they don't earn anywhere near enough for the job that they do.
  • Curriculums - Most of these are made by policy makers who haven't taught a day in their lives. Students are forced to learn worthless materials which they will never use. How many of you have used the pythagorean theorem? Why is English, Maths and Science compulsory but drama isn't?
  • Assessments - The current examination system has severe faults. Success is something that no test can measure. Tests currently test how much information you can remember and regurgitate onto an exam paper. That's not education that's bulimia. The more bulimic you are the better you will do on exams but that can not measure how clever you are.
  • Class Sizes - Classrooms are too big to actually teach kids. In UK early years there is a adult to child ratio of 1:13 and that gets larger as students get older. Teachers stand in front of over 20 kids each of whom have different strengths and thoughts but we teach the same thing the same way, that's horrific. 
  • Student Attitudes - many people know that there are some pupils who just don't want to be in a classroom. Many people think it is their fault and that hurts me. If you want someone to hate reading, give them a school textbook. If the system gave teachers a chance to spend time with each and every child, itt would allow them to discover the true beauty of education!

These are just some of the problems facing the UK education system. Did you know the best performing education system in the world is in Finland.  They have shorter school days (9AM until 1/2PM) Teachers make a decent wage (starting at about £35000). Homework is non-existent. They focus of collaboration rather than competition.

If Finland can do it and prove it to be successful then why can't we.

Schools were made to teach children to work in factories which explain why students have to sit in neat rows, raise their hand if they want to speak and for 8 hours a day be told how to think and compete to get an A. For example, Grade A of meats. Times have changed now we no longer need students to work in factories. We need people who are good at communicating, are innovative and can work collectively.

I have not used any of the "skills" that I have learnt in school so the system must change.

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