How about just about anything? Like history? Literature? Truth? Science? Philosophy? Right and wrong? Hey, how about teaching them some kind of math that lets them add and subtract in their head so they can track how much they are spending in the grocery? Right now, all they are teaching is how to pass standardized tests. This stops being useful as soon as you aren’t in school. You can’t blame them for being stupid when we haven’t taught them anything and don’t seem to be planning to teach anything. They don’t even teach them how to write in script or tell time on an analog clock. They could go to London and have to ask someone else how to read Big Ben. Our education is pathetic.
Since they passed “no child left behind,” basically all children have been left behind. I don’t know whose idea it was, but the kids hate it, the teachers hate it, the parents hate it. I hate it and I don’t even have a kid in school anymore. Our system worthless. To make it even worse, it’s also really BORING. I’m amazed anyone manages to stay in school and graduate and even sometimes gets into college and becomes a real person. Or are those only kids who went to private school? I don’t think I’d survive it. Not these days.