What good will geometry do me?
May 23, 2012 3:04PM
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:35AM
Dr. Wallace: I will be graduating from high school in June. I’ve made many friends and have enjoyed learning with most of my teachers. My only complaint is that schools teach things that most students will never use in their adult lives.
I studied a lot and maintained good grades because grades are important to employers when they judge potential employees. But like I said, if I become a legal secretary (my goal) most of the classes I was required to take in high school will not help me one bit. Maybe our school professionals should rethink the school’s curriculum.
Nora: Progressive school administrators are constantly “rethinking” school curricula, striving to provide their students with the best possible education.
Often I hear your argument of “Why take geometry or geology or English literature because this information will never be used after graduation?” In some cases, this is true, but the value gained by taking these courses is everlasting.
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