Plenty of people go to school.

It is a given.

Something that has to be done. No questions asked.

As a result, the returns and benefits they get from school is absolutely mediocre.

If the traditional education and classrooms don’t emphasis ‘critical thinking’ skills, then its failed its student. For me, I learned in school…but more importantly, by going to school I learned how to learn. The truth is that, the classroom no longer has a monopoly on knowledge or information.

With the abundance of other knowledge sources like blogs, YouTube, google search, wikis and the like; the role of school as been expanded, out from the classroom, into everyday life. This doesn’t mean we say “No” to school. It just mean we become precise about what we get out of any education.

School shouldn’t give you something to hang on a wall. School should teach you how to knock-down walls.

Traditionally – diploma’s and certificates are what school gave. But there is more to be had. Learning, growing, critical thinking, morals are a lot of things to be had from school.

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