Should advanced math be taught in school or should we teach people how to vote and get a job.
I'm incapable of doing basic tasks and need to be told how to do them despite having the greatest amount of easily accessible knowledge available to me ever in the history of mankind, they should teach it in schools!
This guy is from the UK, where we DO teach kids politics, economics and a second language (french or german), and we let them choose subjects they want to learn from 14.
This faggot is lying through his teeth, and the rest of the things he is talking about he shouldve learned through world experience or from his parents, or from the internet
I'm in the US, and we had the opportunity to learn almost everything that he bitched about not having known at my school.
The only thing would be modern medical shit, but I don't really know why the layman would need to know that. You know your countries emergency telephone numbers.
Also laughed at when he said he learned abstract maths. Bitch has no idea.
I sympathize with his concerns, despite his poor delivery, and arguably for different reasons.
Personally I think that public education presents too-tempting an opportunity for social control for it to coexist in a free society. What good is democracy if the state has 12 years of unfettered access to shape the minds of the bulk of the people?
>Should advanced math be taught in school
It should not take 14 years to be able to start organic chemistry. Think of people who spent thirteen years playing an instrument or training in gymnastic for thirteen years. Now take a look at what the average student can do after being subjected to a shit system that caters to her at the expense of accelerated learners. What a waste of 13 years. This isn't acceptable.
The state should decide of course. Someone who thinks like you will know best each individual with their own set of talents. Throw them all into same mess and learn the same material, and the same half-assed pace. Wow. Only our wise unquestionable elders could think of such a complex educational system.
Yes. If it weren't for gym class the current body threads on /fit/ would be nonexistent.
Nothing taught in high school could be considered remotely advanced.
If we're completely honest with ourselves, we should teach calculus in 7th grade, and get to real analysis by senior year of high school. This would free up room for graduate level courses to be taught at an undergraduate level, resulting in better trained graduates.
>Should advanced math be taught in school or should we teach people how to vote and get a job.
Advanced math isn't taught in highschool.
In highschool you're learning the fundamental basics of how the world works. You won't need it in real life, of course not, but you should be genuinely interested and every child SHOULD know this before becoming an adult.
No knowing the Pythagorean theorem isn't gonna get you a trade job, but look around you, EVERY and I mean EVERY civilization has been built with with this knowledge and best bet if there's intelligent life anywhere else, they'll know this method as well. They might not call it Pythagorean Theorem, but they'll get the gist of what you're talking about when you show it to them.