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Education past present and future

Education: Past, Present, and Future

Education, without it we would all be mindless wonders wandering around the

globe. Education is an important factor in our lives, but the past, present, and

future of education is changing. And change it will until our education system

is the best in the world.

In the past, Education in America was plain and simple. We've all heard

the stories of how our ancestors used to have to walk to school 5 miles in the

snow in the heat of summer. These shameless exagerations were meant for us to

think that school back in the "good ole days" was very dificult and surpassed

the level of difficulty students today have. In reality, school, although most

early schools were combonation classes with a variety of age groups as students.

Almost each individual was given an equal amount of personal help from the

teacher. Also, life wasn't as complecated as they are now. One teacher would

teach the whole class a limeted variety of subjects such as arithmatic and

english. Education was just eaiser when it first became popular.

Nowadays, in the present, school not only is a place to learn, it's a

place to stress out. As I walk through the halls all students seem to have that

academic nervousness. If you listen to the conversations that go on in the hall

it's always, "Ohh my gosh, Becky! I'm going to have a fat cow! I think I'm

getting a B in my chemistry class, and that is going to ruin my record."

Pressure is constantly put upon students to get "straight A's" It is very rare

when a student will not shoot for an A on a quiz. It's human nature to succeed,

but with the pressure put on us by the teachers, parents, peers, and colleges,

it's a heavy load to handle.

Now, scientists recently did an expiriment. They placed a child in a

room with some brand new toys. They left him there for a couple of hours and he

did not play with them. The scientists puzzeled took the boy aside and asked him

why he did not play with the toys. The boy replied that he did not want to break

them. So, scientists then took another child and placed him in a room filled

with horse manure. The boy was having fun swimming around in it, having a blast

with the horse manure. When the scientists asked the boy why he played with the

horse manure, the boy replied, "Well, with all of this horse manure, there has

to be a pony somwhere." This story best relates to our education system. Now

while students may think that school is a waste of time, it has been proven that

it is really the key to lead us to the pony at the end of the rainbow. While we

may not like school, it will always benifit us in the long run.

The furture of education is changing ever so rapidly. New classes are

starting to emerge from the midst of old traditional classes that many new

students have failed. It may be hard for some of us to face, but some students

just can not learn the same why as our parents did. Today, students need more

hands on projects. They need things they can relate to the real world. Other

then just learning concepts, we should be able to learn how, when, and why we

should apply those concepts into everyday things. Now, i'm not saying we stray

away from traditional methods in the future. I am saying that what we all need

to do as a group is find a way to import those traditional methods in to

futuristic teaching, and use the traditional way of educating as a building base

for new methods in education. It can relate to a table, the new methods of

educating being the legs and the traditional way, the table top. You need both

the legs and the table top before you can have a complete table. If you take one

piece away you are left with a worthless pile of wood, but when you combine all

of the pieces together, the table begins to have some use and worth to it.

Education is something that has the biggest value of anything in the

world. It is an ideal that without it, we would never be able to live the way we

do today. It has come from a small, simple school, to a key to the future in

only the span of years.



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