““”Does school prepare children for the real world?”” Thus starts the famous book “”Rich Dad, Poor Dad”” by Robert Kiyosaki. I started reading the book a few days back. But I just couldn’t stop getting back to that one statement that started it all. I know this can billow into a huge debate. But I can’t take it out of my mind.
Why do we study in our schools?? Do they endow us with the knowledge which can serve as a buttress to support us against the practical world??
Well my answer here would be a strict NO. The best example in this case would the field in which I am studying. Engineeering. We are put through four years of rigoruous cramming of useless fundas and obsolete philosophies. Where does it all end?? Where does it lead us to?? One thing is for sure. As and when we join the industry, we will be starting right from square one.
At this point I would like to ask just one question. Who in heaven’s name defines our syllabus?? Nearly half of the people serving with the Department of Education are charlatans. They act like mere drones and do as they are told.
That gets us back to the same question. Why do we study??
I think the whole system needs a refurbishing in the true sense, a mere touch up would do no good. Education should not just be confined to the four walls of the classroom. What happens in the true world outside is of utmost importance and unless this is taken care of, we will be producing herds of drones and some more clones.”