Agree with a lot of what Roger C. Schank had to say. A lot of the subjects we take in school really are pointless for a lot of students. It is important to have the basic education, but other than that, it isn't important unless you use it. Basic education of all subjects helps us because at some point in your life, you will need all of them. Some subjects like writing, reading, and math are more important then others, but it is still important to know about all of them. Learning the basics can also help you learn what you are good at and give you an idea of what you want to do later in life. We should be able to take more of the classes that interest us in what we want to do later in life instead sitting through classes you want pay attention to. Taking classes you don't like causes not only the students but also the teachers to be miserable. The kids don't want to be there and the teachers get mad when the students don't participate or pay attention. It works better when the kids are happy to be there.