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The Importance Of Education In Education

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“ 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” ( Einstein). Grading students based on subjects that they struggle in is like judging a fish based on its ability to climb a tree: completely unfair. The American school system has turned a blind eye to the millions of different personalities and talents that a student body has to offer. Since the establishment of the American high school, students have been forced to be scheduled in courses that they are not only struggling in, but are also forced to take classes that they find entirely uninteresting. The American high school has failed many students who are not academically inclined, and in order to establish success for everyone, the education system must be reconstructed to include hands on experiences and functional skill instruction. In order to establish success for every student, whether that be those who are academically minded, musically or artistically gifted, or those who prefer sports or trade, the school system needs to make a transition from liberal arts into experiential learning. According to the University of Colorado Denver, the definition of this teaching method is “a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting” (The Regents of the University of Colorado). With this transition, students will be able to reflect, analyze, and
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