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Education a poem
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Education a poem

Something needs to change.
Education is supposed to be a privilege,
Not a burden.
We should be taught at a young age to love learning,
Not despise it.
This is why students would rather spend their time drawing than doing math problems.
There is nothing wrong with drawing.
But we should all hate math.
Because its mandatory.
And that’s what we were taught.
We live in a society where education is viewed as punishment by the students.
The only way to have a good life in the future is to get good grades.
Grades shouldn’t be able to tell how “smart” a student is.
Grades don’t represent learning.
Only obedience.
A student is viewed as “bad” or “dumb” because they forgot their homework or were having a hard time on the day of the final.
Grades can easily sway depending on assignments and tests.
They determine if you “pass” and can go on to new material.
Or fail and repeat what you already have learned with no modifications.
Once you pass only a few people look at the grades that once defined you.
School is a way to go from point a to point b.
After point b you can choose to go to point c or even go to point d or e from there.
No one cares what you actually learned between the points.
Only that you made it.
Who cares if you forgot everything you learned the day after you learned it.
No one.
All that educators care about is the amount of time it takes to teach a lesson.
Not the time it takes to learn it fully.
Teachers use their textbooks as a substitute for their own teaching to the class.
Nothing keeps the students from just searching and finding answers to conserve time.
They never absorb any of the information,
And that’s what most of the so called “good” students do,
And they get through life with straight “A”s but never learn anything.
Beside them are the people who are reading everything but only learning a fraction of what the teacher thinks they are.
The student could feel discouraged,
Give up thinking that they’re not good enough.
But most of the time the students could care less,
The teacher is only seeing the test scores.
Rules get stricter.
Homework levels grow.
New theories are tested.
And the student is still not learning anything.
The teachers, principals and superintendents all have different theories of how students should be taught,
But do they ever come to us?
Never,
We would take advantage of that,
As everyone seems to think.
We would use that to get away from school work .
Everyone wants to learn deep down.
They just don’t always know that.
The “why” is rarely ever taught.
Only the “how”.
With only the “how”,
How can you learn?
Students should get up almost every morning excited for school.
Not hiding from it.
They go to school for their friends.
Not their education
Education is a burden,
Not a privilege.
Something needs to change.
03-01-2015 08:55 AM
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Education a poem

Something needs to change, for sure!

Thanks for sharing that.

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I'll definitely look into them when I have enough internet to do so thanks for the suggestions!
03-02-2015 01:41 AM
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I like this, is real.

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03-03-2015 05:35 AM
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Very interesting. I can almost relate to every word here.

Theory after theory after theory is be tested on students, all of it is failing
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03-05-2015 02:25 PM
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I definitely feel the same way our school's current theory is the Student Friendly Learning Objectives where the teachers write the goals for the class on the board. Let's just say it's not working. I'm so glad you picked up on that part.
03-05-2015 11:44 PM
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It seems like we are almost test subjects in an experiment, people testing their theories about how children learn on students.
03-08-2015 01:01 AM
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