Is the school system fucked up?
School places way to much emphasis on tests, quizzes, and
People that usually perform poorly on tests are the ones complaining over things like this. Usually, if you do well on your test and retain it, you're an intelligent individual.
critcial thinking skills> memorization and rentention skills
ive noticed that most of the fob asians around here and most of them in general cant criticially think they have to calculate and do forumals etc. u never see them in like polticial science classes or economics its always calculus and shit like that
Agree 100%. Critical thinking skills, logic, and problem solving are essential skills no matter what job you get. Memory and retention is useful but schools don't actually teach memory and retention skills. They give you a list of facts and tell you to memorize them but they don't actually teach you how. How many people in here ever actually learned any useful memorization techniques like the Logi, Peg, or Linking systems while in school?
As for math, the problem with how math is taught is that it's done in a manner to make Calculus the goal at the end of your school career (pre-college). Everything you learn in middle and high school is geared toward you getting calculus. A pretty useless mathematic discipline for the average person. It should really be geared towards statistics and probability. The ability to gather and interpret data and to understand how probability works and is used by the media and corporations are actually extremely useful real world tools that pretty much anyone could use.
sounds like a lot of you are just trying to signify yourselves. all this "critical thinking" is better than the ability to memorize and shit, yeah sure, but why the fuck can't you just do it and get good grades? math isn't just memorizing formulas, it's learning how to solve numeric problems. math is all logic. sure finding slopes of random shit might be useless, but if you're headed into any engineering field that shit will be mad useful. i agree, that most of you probably won't require these certain skills, but just take the required courses of science/math, then just take other courses you feel like doing.
maybe most of you should just go to a liberal arts college/uni and do cultural studies and shit. it seems like a lot of you would enjoy writing essays about what's hype, and what mainstream society digs, and where subcultures and shit spring up from.