School should prepare pupils for their future lives and for the world of employment. Learning about history is not necessary and more emphasis should be placed on other school subjects.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Those who learned history at school may recall how dull the class could be. Yet it is still part of the curriculum. Now some people think that it is not necessary to learn about history, and that schools should teach more important subjects that can prepare students for future working life. I agree and I will explain why.
Life has become more demanding. Any education people used to have in the past might not be sufficient to survive today. Human beings are organic. And we continually develop. Education evolves. Sadly, though, the education system today is designed not to nurture important and practical skills, but on the contrary, to kill creativity. There are no students in this world who do not shout joyfully when class is over, or grin uncontrollably when the bell rings for the break time. When you have to listen to things you don’t feel relevant to your life, you just shut down. And history… shuts you down rather quickly.
The reason is perhaps not because history is in itself unimportant, but it is just irrelevant. If, at all, we need to learn about the past, we now can go to the library for an extensive research, or simply google it. Students’ valuable time should be used to equip them for the future. Teach them computer programming, designs, public speaking, how to make movies, how to sell online, and so forth. They need to be smart and creative. They need to be able to keep up with the changes and updates.
I personally like reading about history. But I want to do that in my free time, not at school. And for certain I do not want to pay to learn about it. I need to make sure that if I have to spend money for school, the school gives back and teach me crucial life skills, not about who built the Taj Mahal.