Sunday, April 12, 2009

You've taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system

Pretty much the voice of Bill Watterson dictating the current state of our school systems. Dead on if you ask me. The school system is more of a test for being able to acquire knowledge than preparation for anything worthwhile.

1 comment:

  1. This one is my favourite comic strip. it is definitely accurate; tests these days just feel so pointless. nothing you learn is useful and it's never remembered because you'll never use it again. I believe it would work a lot better if more people just got an apprenticeship and then had a job or skill at the end - something solid to show for it. People in the past, when this was more common, were doing jobs which let them feel as though they were giving something back, which they don't much any more because there's a lack of manual hand crafted labour. On top of this, the jobs that are available aren't shown to be an option by schools it's all too academic based jobs and they do not therefore accommodate for a large amount of the population, who feel rather useless and are unable to express their natural instinctive desire for hard, tiring and even dangerous work.