Graduation Speech : Education And Education Essay

820 Words Sep 7th, 2015 4 Pages
In past centuries education has been a privilege, reserved only for those who either had the means or the desire to learn. As a result the people who were educated loved to learn. I believe that currently we are destroying that love for education by forcing students to go through a standardized curriculum. I also think that by teaching everyone the same things, in the same way, we are destroying individuality. While everyone needs an education, I refuse to believe that true learning can be found through a “ one size fits all” educational system. Students have lost a love for education because rather than a privilege, it has become a menial chore. Students dread going to school, and begin to associate negative feelings toward school, with negative feelings towards learning and bettering themselves. There needs to be a focused effort within school systems, to encourage a love for learning not only to promote education, but to promote people who understand the world, and are prepared to make it better. Part of our problem is that the things we teach in our schools are not applicable to the real world. A student’s outstanding ability to take multiple choice tests is never going to be helpful once they graduate. Yet multiple choice tests are what measures a student’s potential. Albert Einstein once said “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Standardized education is leading…

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