Unbundling the Gripe Against Formal Education

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Even the best educational systems are far from perfect.

Education is about ‘Becoming’ not passing exams

No matter how flawed the formal system is, Education is about Becoming, not exams, not certificates, Becoming.

Students can generate superior performance, yet be deficient in self awareness.

Well have a reading challenge anyway.

If you are not aware, know this, if there is one thing a child must take out of elementary school, it is capacity to read, understand, retain, and interpret. Any child leaving elementary school without mastery of these skills is guaranteed to be left behind. There will be time to catch up on Math in Middle School or High School. There will never be time to catch up on reading deficiency.

Becoming by Analyzing

Becoming via Widening of Horizons and Specialization

Total absence of self awareness in a teenager on completion of High School means time in High School has been wasted. Period.

The solution to making the most out of education: your kid should be one of the kids who by his or her third year of College understands why he or she is taking classes. The best prepared students? They understand why they are taking classes their very first day in a College Class.

Becoming vis-a-vis Real Life Deficiency

Real world skills are meant to be honed and perfected in the Workplace not in the Classroom. The Classroom can be a stage, the honing and perfection always requires a Workplace.

It is highly unlikely your educational system ever will be perfect. So only what you are ready to exert effort to take out of it for yourself or your kids ever will matter.

“I’ve never let my school interfere with my education.”

I say, “neither should you;” Education works for those ready to make the most of it. Schools are venues for Education; Education consists in part of what you make of time spent in School.

Yes, I am biased.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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