Re: Obama urges longer school hours
I would like to point out another thing, which might have already been pointed out. School is tyranny on the true education, life's education. I learn things that are more valuable from my own education from books and such. Having a teacher assign work and then point things out to you is not helping. Really, the main point I think schools should work on is life-long learning, or a commitment to learning anything you feel like for the rest of your life. Too many people get out of college, go to school to be a lawyer, and then end up serving in stupid court cases the rest of their lives. That is because our society downgrades the individual and tells him that he can't do anything without everyone else. However, many men have succeeded with their own mind. Polymaths aren't polymaths from birth. You work for it. That is your own personal achievement. Our society tells us that you "are so lucky" for being that smart. That is what the school system teaches when they like to screw the smart kid by forcing him to work in a group of people who sit around and do nothing because "everyone should be equal."
"Nature loves to be hidden."