posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 07:51 PM
While it's true that we are taught what we should know when we go to school I do believe that the system needs to be changed a little bit. For one,
I believe that if a parent doesn't want their child to go to a public school that their child should be allowed to go to a private school and their
child should be allowed to go to a different school with the money of the parent's tax dollars. A child that isn't learning well at a public school
will not get the full benefit of the education there. I think that the system needs to be changed a bit before we can become a fully educated society
as there are going to be people that are still uneducated as a result of the system we have but I suppose we have to live with that.
As far as people that grew up in the 20th century without much of a good education I have to think that there must have been some reason that the
government didn't intervene and change the education standard in the United States. People that are uneducated have a poorer quality of living than
those that are educated (some might disagree but this is what I believe to be true). If the government knew that, they were either widely
disinterested with that, or they didn't change anything since they were in such disagreement on what education should be like.
So, that being said, why weren't people learning, willing to learn, or being taught what they needed to know? Bad lesson plans may be one reason but
I think the elite are wealthy and educated enough to know why people would want to really become educated and I think they would have a reason to dumb
the masses. For the society they lived in they didn't really need to be educated since they were working in factories almost all the time. However,
why didn't the government realize that people would complain about the working conditions and try to make another system where people would be more