Last Week’s Discussion:
Being a product of public school and disappointed with how it affected me, I felt it necessary to bring this topic to light. Because I’m either the only one, or one of many and, either way, I think English education needs some reform to bring it up to speed. Otherwise we may end up with a new generation of non-readers. But what do the discussioners have to say? Let’s find out!
“When it comes to teaching English we have followed the same flawed methods time and time again. We teach only the necessary and don’t teach that there can be joy in learning English. […] We have a flawed system but unfortunately those that want to make a difference have a very hard time fighting against those that put it in place.”
“It’s funny because I see the reasoning behind some of it, but it definitely needs an update. […] But, I think that there are a ton of new and modern YA books that would be much more relatable to the digital age kids that are in middle and high school English classes now. And I think it’ll be people our age that are teaching that will be the change to that old school way of thinking.”
It would seem I’m not alone in my opinion of English education in North America. Even Canada seems to have its problems. So, now the question becomes, why haven’t we done anything about it? Why haven’t we tried to reform English education? Science is always changing, always adapting to new things. So, why shouldn’t English?
Check out this week’s discussion on Thursday at 10am EST:
Romanticizing the Apocalypse