Is today's education system broken?

By Avika Kandoi
In the board I studied, we were told to choose between French and Hindi in the 7th grade for the 8th grade and all of the other subjects were compulsory. I had seen my elder sister go through the process of researching and then in the end choosing her desired subject and from that moment on I knew I was going to choose French, because I hated Hindi and I was fascinated by a foriegn language but as I got older I realized I don't really enjoy French in fact I hated it more than I hated Hindi so I chose Hindi. This made me realize that why don’t I have more options?

“ Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think” as so said by Albert Einstein but seems like the schools today are the complete opposite because it has apparently become “Education is not training the mind to think but just learning of facts” as nowadays schools have become, or their main goal is all about motivating a child to copy paste a textbook on your exam answer sheet instead of genuinely learning new things.

If to put in a definition education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development but why the schools today are not “facilitating learning” or promoting the “acquisition of knowledge” ,because today the schools are educating children to raise their hands to answer or ask a question, giving a common topic to everyone to write on and guiding them on how to get an A+ for their upcoming exam, which makes the schools of today not even close to what education really is.

The education system, over the years has evolved and it will keep evolving as the times change, but the question is, will the education system today evolve for the better of the youth or it is just going to become another big business?
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