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10 “Whys” About Education

Posted in Education, Kindergarten, Questions

"In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted."Question_mark  

I love the above quote from Bertrand Russel. In its spirit, here then are ten questions for our educational establishment:

1. Why should school begin at the age of 5?

2. Why should the average school day be 7 hours?

3. Why do most school years still last 9 months?

4. Why don't most schools have classes on Saturday? 

5. Why should teaching be a life-long profession?

6. Why should a four-year college education be the expectation for most children?

7. Why should college begin after high school and why should it last 4 years?

8. Why should college professors get tenure?

9. Why should many professional degrees — law, medicine, various PhDs, etc. — take a defined length of time (e.g. three years)?

10. Why don't we teach unlearning?

I'd love to hear your questions as well.



5 thoughts on “10 “Whys” About Education”

  1. Larry Rosbach says:

    Why do schools have clocks, bells, and seats in rows?

  2. Jack Uldrich says:

    Larry:
    Here’s another one: Why should there be 12 grades?
    Jack

  3. Laura Knudsen says:

    Why is do we have “special education” departments? Why isn’t all education “special”?

  4. Jack Uldrich says:

    Laura:
    Excellent addition.

  5. kelly says:

    Why should teachers go on strike?

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