Crisis, catastrophes, instability, human-rights violations, degrading social conditions, crime, war, and specially, bad decisions. Every day, we keep hearing these words on the news. As a matter of fact, they all represent problems which urge to solve, as the world is changing as fast as never seen, sometimes, for worst. You know how depressing the news can be.
The future is still uncertain, but we already know who is getting this heritage. Young people are always the answer to society’s future challenges, and if we want to assure a better future, we must engage on a major revolution on education. Today’s educational system is proven to be ineffective. Unemployment raises at the same time as 18-year-old people is rushed into the academic world without knowing for sure what their strongest abilities are.
The cliché that each individual has his own personal context and circumstances isn’t just a cliché, it’s real. Regretting to choose life choices too early is frustrating young people’s future, and it leads to a much bigger problem – are the natural skills of these people being fully exploited?
In this way, Sir Ken Robinson, an international advisor on education and well-known speaker, argues that we could take out the best of young people’s talents. I personally agree with Sir Robinson, as I believe that today’s educational system isn’t challenging enough for some, and too severe for others.
Some people are born to be doctors as other are born to be farmers, apart from its “social status”. They are both indispensable on society’s well functioning. But why should be the farmer socially obligated to go to med school and the doctor confined to agriculture all his life just because they weren’t able to choose their future for themselves? When it comes to education, reforming isn’t enough. Revolution is needed.
Sir Ken Robinson on TED: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LelXa3U_I