Things from the 90s were we taught that were all lies.

SMD

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Oct 28, 2017
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GCSE's were a lot less useful to me than my teachers would have had me believe. My best grades were just two C's (Maths and Music Technology); everything else was D and lower. I still went on to finish a Computer Science degree and get a job that I love doing software development.

From my experience, I strongly believe that the education system needs drastic changes to be more attentive to the actual interests of kids, so as to help them reach their full potential, rather than wasting their time on subjects that they know will be useless to them in the future (like in my case, being forced to take French and History).
If anything we need to spend more time on a wider curriculum so kids stop thinking of an education as something that is about future utility.

More well rounded experiences for more well rounded kids.