The purpose of education should be to enable a citizen to live a good positive, socially productive life independent of work and further education. We need to make school more relevant to our young people by teaching them things they might actually use every day. Emphasizing rote academic skills in the age of supercomputers is not preparing our people for what’s to come.
Problems to be Solved
- For students who aren’t planning to go on to higher education, our high school curriculum includes a lot of materials that won’t be relevant in their lives
- For all students, a large portion of “adulting” is ignored, sending these children to live on their own without the basic tools needed
As President, I will…
- Promote leaders in the Department of Education that promote life-skills education at least as much as higher education
- Promote leaders in the DOE who envision trade skills as an educational path in secondary school