Do You Find Our Education System a Bit Odd?

Our education is something that many of us just accept and work through. Some however go through kicking and screaming. Some leave on the surface a success in business and even in life, others miserable and unbalanced. Many blame themselves for failing in this competitive arena, but what if our education system is inherently flawed? What if having an understanding of why could empower people to stop feeling like failures and find what they are good at again. Is it even in the economic interests of our countries to have a large number of well balanced successful individuals, do we in fact need a large number of people desperate for a job in a Wal-Mart or an Amazon Warehouse?

When I watched this extraordinary video, it was like a weight was lifted from my shoulders, like many of the things that bothered me about our education system were suddenly exposed. If you are to watch one video on education, I would heartedly recommend this one and would love to hear your comments and thoughts about it.

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I think I shared the same video on my blog – I know it certainly inspired me. As an educator, I am constantly aware of the shortfalls, and prodding for change, but it seems so many factors work against us.

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    • It is only through awareness that we can progress. But yes, the top of the system relies on the bottom being divided and disengaged as to how to be content without buying into the things that support them. (Who are them?)

      Advertisers are a great example of social programmers. Who takes a job in advertising? I guess someone the advertisers, teachers and media would have us believe are successful. The roots of the problem are so deep and we all feed them. Even I still watch adverts, pay my war taxes, drink their beer, and some days I completely forget or am too tired or confused to challenge any of the wrong doings above me. I then make poor choices like buying sweatshop clothing and become the top of another persons pyramid? Rambling now but thanks for the comment, I will return to make sense of my own meanderings, but appreciate all comments and provocations.

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