Education: Standardize Creativity

759 WordsJul 9, 20184 Pages
Most people go through the same or similar paths throughout their high school careers. They sit in a room full of 30 or so other kids all bored out of their minds trying to listen up for when the next test will be. All the while they’re “paying attention to the teacher” they also tend to look up to the clock on a minute by minute basis excitedly waiting for either lunch or the end of the day. When either of those events happen they’ll end up leaving the classroom like a stampeding herd of cattle trying not to be the last person left in class. Then comes the test that they’ve been working on for the past week or so, and find out that they hadn’t retained nearly as much as they had thought originally. Children cannot thrive in a boring…show more content…
Standardized testing should be thrown out, and replaced with more creativity. For example instead of wasting time practicing for a Shakespearian test, one could act out the play. By acting out the play it gives the students an understanding of how the characters felt, and of a different perspective other than that of text. While in high school one is literally told to be good listeners, and not to talk or express one’s own ideas. In some cases it’s great to be a good listener, but it’s also important to be a good communicator just the same. What would be the point of learning all the information that someone is taught throughout high school if he or she didn’t know how to effectively communicate that information to someone else. Math classes teach many formulas to all sorts of problems, but how can someone understand the formula if he or she doesn’t even know the origin in which it came from. People can’t use something that they don’t understand, nor can they create their own conclusions leaving the evolution of information at a standstill. One major downfall to the current education regime is the increasingly growing dropout rate of teens in high school. From the start of their high school careers students begin with hundreds of students from the adjacent elementary schools. Next year will come
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