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What is 1 unpopular opinion you have on education?

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Classes should have no more than 15 students in them to help both students and teachers.
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Students shouldn't be forced to do PE if they don't want. Or at least schools should be more understanding of kids that have issues with self-esteem and anxiety. I tried to explain to my teachers, and they acted like I was just lazy and didn't want to do it. I still have scarring from that.

Exercise is definitely important, but I still have a lot of bad memories of being that one kid left out or picked last. Also, having to get changed with everyone else was really uncomfortable.

I know some will disagree, but at least when I was in School, this was my most hated lesson. Not because of the activities themselves, but everything else. My little sister is going through the same thing right now, luckily her school is more understanding. She has problems with her appearance. The teachers have stopped forcing her to do it unless she feels up to it.
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Governments don't want children to be smartened up, because it takes faceless idiots to keep them in charge.
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Public education's primary goal is to provide mass daycare because capitalist and semi-capitalist systems force their guardians to burn most of their weeks in service to someone else. The biggest benefit of this system for kids is it forces them to socialize for many hours per week outside of comfort zones, and exposes them to a lot of the worst of what socialization entails. It is a manmade purgatory and sadly is still the best mass-consumption preparation we've come up with for entering society. Picking up on systems of communication, hierarchy, and the like are more important than learning math or world history. Classes in math, world history, etc., are gravy.
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Fat students should have to do extra PE
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Most high school classes are pointless unless a student is planning on specifically using stuff learned for their profession. I think it should be more like workforce training or career finding instead of traditional academia like elementary and middle school.
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Re: What is 1 unpopular opinion you have on education?

Also, I forgot to add, I think some schools are WAY to harsh with Uniforms. I was once sent home because my black trainers had a small logo visible. I get that it makes the whole school look impressionable to visitors, but they make the damn things so unconformable. Or at least my uniform was. I guess one pro with a Unfiorm is kids can't be bullied by their choice of clothing which makes sense, but I think they should make them more casual and comfortable, considering they have to sit in class all day with them on.

Personally I found that I learnt better in College with more comfortable clothes on and a more chill environment. Not too chill, but it didn't feel like I was trapped.

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Most high school classes are pointless unless a student is planning on specifically using stuff learned for their profession. I think it should be more like workforce training or career finding instead of traditional academia like elementary and middle school.
I agree for the most part. Maths & English should be mandatory of course, but I've literally never needed things like Science and Religious Studies for any job I've done. I wish I could have just done IT throughout my entire school time, it was by far my favourite subject, and the one I put the most effort in to and learned the most from. I even taught myself a home too.
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Re: What is 1 unpopular opinion you have on education?

Many don't like it but a language should still be mandatory

IT should be too
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Outside of Maths, English, IT and PE most kids shouldn't really do academic subjects. They're wasting their time. It'd be better to train people vocationally in a range of work-related skills and leave academia and those teachers to the people who will actually use it later in life. It makes no sense to teach people who are going to become physicists at the level of the weakest person in their class' understanding when the weakest person won't be using those skills. Instead of working to make the less intellectual people average at best let them do things they'll actually use and teach the more intellectual people with more focus and push them further. Education is far too focused on having everybody "keep up" when it should really about pushing everybody's strengths so they can succeed at the things they actually have an affinity for.

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I love these post unpopular opinions threads! It's so much fun posting crap that I know annoys alot of folk in real life!

Well here goes my unpopular opinions:

- The Scottish Catholic Education Service should be abolished, the amount of opt outs they get for their schools is ridiculous and unfortunately the SNP won't do so because they know catholics make a good chunk of their voting base and Ruth Davidson's Tories are more likely to introduce a Protestant/Church of Scotland Education Service along with it

- Nationals 1-5 exams/qualifications should be scrapped and replaced with a single National Certificate of Secondary/Scottish Education exam/qualifications (NCSE) similar to GCSEs in the rUK, All pupils should be required to sit at least six NCSE exams at the end of S4. Five Highers at the end of S5 and I guess do Advanced Highers in S4 if they wish although I also think they aren't needed and instead Highers should just be harder.

- Modern Studies (subject unique to the Scottish secondary school curriculum. The focus of Modern Studies is to develop learners' knowledge and understanding of contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and international contexts) should be a weekly mandatory subject like PE, PSHE and Religious Education

- Accounting, Economics, Engineering Science and Psychology should be available at all secondary schools at least at Higher level, notably Psychology as its so oversubscribed at universities in the UK it would be good for these girls to actually do it first in the classroom to get a taste of what the subject is about instead of picking it because it sounds cool thinking it will be all be like CSI

- Modern Languages including Mandarin and one of French, German or Spanish should be taught from an early stage as opposed to starting later on when it's harder to pick up (the area I went to school at didn't start teaching modern languages seriously until the start of high school)


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Students shouldn't be forced to do PE if they don't want. Or at least schools should be more understanding of kids that have issues with self-esteem and anxiety. I tried to explain to my teachers, and they acted like I was just lazy and didn't want to do it. I still have scarring from that.

Exercise is definitely important, but I still have a lot of bad memories of being that one kid left out or picked last. Also, having to get changed with everyone else was really uncomfortable.

I know some will disagree, but at least when I was in School, this was my most hated lesson. Not because of the activities themselves, but everything else. My little sister is going through the same thing right now, luckily her school is more understanding. She has problems with her appearance. The teachers have stopped forcing her to do it unless she feels up to it.
I wasn't the best at PE either, my unpopular opinion in that is that PE should be solely things like athletics and gym classes whereas the likes of football should be encouraged for after school.

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Many don't like it but a language should still be mandatory

IT should be too
As I said I think modern languages should be taught from an early stage as opposed to later on, I feel starting earlier makes it easier to pick up.
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