School vs Education. 0.8.
Hi guys! How’s it going‽ Still on school vs education. Let’s pick it up where we left off.
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Anyway, let’s get right to it.
School vs Education (Continuance)
Overruled; I want to hear this.
It’s a shame!
I mean, teachers have the most important job on the planet,
yet they’re UNDERPAID?
No wonder why so many students are SHORT-CHANGED! (Pun intended)
Let’s be honest, teachers should earn just as much as doctors,
because a doctor can do heart surgery and save the life of a kid,
but a great teacher can reach the heart of that kid and allow him to truly live.
You see, teachers are heroes that often get blamed,
but they’re not the problem;
They work in a system with not many options or rights,
curriculums are created by policymakers,
most of which have never taught a day in their life,
just obsessed with standardized tests.
They think bubbling in a multiple-choice question will determine success.
In fact, these tests are too crude to be used
and should be abandoned.
But don’t take my word for it,
Take Frederick J. Kelly,
the man who invented standardized testing,
who said, and I quote,
“These tests are too crude to be used and should be abandoned”
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,
if we continue down this road, the results will be lethal.
I don’t have much faith in school,
but I do have faith in people,
and if we can customize healthcare,
cars, and Facebook pages.
Then it is our duty to do the same for education;
to upgrade and change and do away with school spirit,
’cause that’s useless!
Unless we are working to bring the spirit out of each and every student,
that should be our task.
No more common core;
instead, let’s reach the core of every heart in every class.
Sure, math is important,
but no more than art or dance.
Let’s give every gift an equal chance.
I know this sounds like a dream,
but countries like Finland are doing impressive things;
they have shorter school days, teachers make a decent wage,
homework is non-existent,
they focus on collaboration instead of competition.
But here’s the kicker, boys and girls,
Their educational system outperforms every other country in the world.
Other places like Singapore are succeeding rapidly,
schools like Montessori, programs like Khan Academy.
There is no single solution, but let’s get moving,
because while students may be 20% of our population,
they are 100% of our future.
So let’s attend to their dreams,
and there’s no telling what we can achieve.
This is a world in which I believe;
a world where fish are no longer forced to climb trees
I rest my case!
Credit: Originally written and performed by Prince Ea.
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