The problem is not the education system. Nothing has changed with our education system since 1900 or so. A long time!
Why are science classes kn the sequence biology, chemistry and physics?
When was that decided?
Why is 4 years of English literature required but only 2 years of math? This ain’t 1893 anymore. Physicsists had not figured out the structure of the atom. They did not know about electron orbitals.
Biology depends on chemistry and chemistry depends on physics.
Maybe people are so ignorant because school is really so confusing. Science fiction actually organizes information better.
Omnilingual (1957) by H. Beam Piper
I hear your critique of the educational system. Some of those arguments may seem relevant on the face of it.
You’re missing the point though.
Say some of your improvements were instituted-any “improvements”. To what end?
The educational system we have had in place has been more than adequate. Emphasis on “more”.
If you have a vision for “better education”, than certainly you have ideas of what results could be achieved through these improvements.
I’d like for you to iterate some of these “results”.
You won’t be able to. Do you think we would have better rockets? Better Brain Surgery? No we wouldn’t.
There has always been the best and the most adequate amount of education for the needs of (a)civilization for a given time.
To think it could have been better is ludicrous.
Don’t mistake the impetus for education as a lack of educational value.
The key is an impetus for education.
Funny enough, ironic enough, that impetus has also been a keystone of education.
In all halls of learning it is taught that knowledge and education is the key to advancement. The key to a better world.
But people have different ideas on what “better” means. People have different ideas on what “advancement” means.
The impetus of education, or the lack of an impetus for education isn’t prejudiced.
We will always observe the most efficient education as dictated by the Call for Education.
So again, it isn’t the quality of the education, it is the need for education. The call for education.
A general example would be: A given society could call up thousands of doctors or rocket scientists if needed. The people(students) would naturally fill those
spots. This happens on a deeper level. It is automatic.
You need to take a look at what we are calling for in today’s world. And I mean what we are calling for.
Not what some specific social subset that you happen to be engaged with is calling for. What We are calling for!