Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Factory of Fleas

These videos have really good points about today's school system. In the flea video, it showed me how the school standards are keeping us students in under an invisible lid. We may not even know what we could do, because all we have known is our invisible jar. The second video has so many very in depth points. The people in charge of education are always in favor of raising standards, but would never think of lowering them. As time goes on, our standards are set sky high. Because the standards are set so high, students aren't seeing the point of attending college. Our current system was not made for our generation of kids. The system was perfect for many years ago. That fact alone should push people to rethink our education system. The video also talked about rising numbers of ADHD. In the video, he also said that it may or may not be a real disease. He said that the drugs used to treat ADHD are shutting kids down so they can pay attention  That makes not sense at all. In school, you are told to do your own work. That is true, but I think that we should be able to collaborate with other students. If you have no clue how to do something, how are you supposed to do it right? The video also told us that kindergartners scored the highest on a divergent learning test. Kindergartners have been in the school system the shortest amount of time. My past years of education were good, but maybe they could have been different, in a good way. School may be repetitive, but I never thought about what was wrong. The video showed my different ways to better school systems.


  1. The school could make something different about learning like you said. That would be a good idea to get more students involved.

  2. I agree that the school system could be changed for the better. The one we have was great for the past, but it would work better if it was updated for the students now.

  3. I think you are definitely on the right track about collaboration being a must-have. It just makes sense to have students learn from each other, and gain knowledge and ideas from their peers that would never have developed otherwise.