posted on Feb, 21 2004 @ 06:04 PM
Is it really fair for the government to dictate what a person must learn, in order to make themselves able to support their lives with money? It is
somewhat a conspiracy, for I believe they railroad children into certain job types the country needs, by making certain requirements so stubbornly
into the curriculum, like forcing a student to completely specialize in certain areas, regardless of their career path, such as Math.
I understand the need for young children to be sure, but when a person is in grade 11 why are they still FORCING them to take math? What if they want
to be an artist, a musician, a counsellor, or any of the other many careers that have nothing to do with math. Is it fair to pull their marks down
for the SOLE purpose of oppresing what they wish to be by forcing them into a subject they have no wish to specialize in (Taking it three years in a
row), just in order to RAILROARD students into jobs the economy requires, such as engineers?
As I said young students this is acceptable, but I think AT LEAST by grade 11 this trash should stop, students should have free will when they are
that old. It is difficult for people to pursue careers they wish, that do not fit under the curriculum. Enough people want to go into math careers,
it is not necessary to push more in. Just unfair to those who do not wish to.
A person should be required to learn some basic skills, but when it comes down to later grades, and specialization for future careers for the rest of
their LIVES, students should have the right to choose what they want to be, without interference.
What are you thoughts on this?
[Edited on 21-2-2004 by QuestForSafety]