School

University of Florida

Well, since you really want to know what I think about school, I'll let you know.
It's all wrong.

School is supposed to be a place to learn and discuss, not a place where people are talked at and told facts they can learn on their own.

School should facilitate new ideas and discussions on ways to innovate, as well as be a place where experts pass on knowledge to those interested. School has become a training ground for future careers, with very little innovation at all left in the equation. By teaching only the bare bones of what will be needed, students are losing out on the possibilities that abound from having a gathering of intellectuals.

Now don't get me wrong. I like school, and there's no greater school than the University of Florida. I just believe that more attention should be focused on discussion and new ideas rather than the elementary level of learning that revolves around homework, grades and one-sided lectures.

School, although I believe should focus primarily on academics, also has another responsibility to the students: create a social atmosphere. Interactivity is a major portion of the real world, and very little pf what goes on in the school actually serves to teach this aspect. The saving grace throughout the school systems is the extracurricular activites. The responsibility to interact is left on the students, and the burden to promote this form of education is left to a handful of under-appreciated staff.

There is still a long way to go before the school system actually promotes true education and preparation. Hopefully, the forces of change will be powerful enough to catalyze this transformation from the mediocre style that is commonplace to the visionary style that is currently scoffed.


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