When you were in high school, did you ever ask your Algebra II teacher, “What has this got to do with anything?” or your history teacher, “Why do I need to know the date of the Battle of Antietam?”
Kids of today’s generation have even more reason to wonder at the necessity of knowing dates and math minutiae. They’ve got Google. Who needs to know it when they can look it up?
When you produced your first case study or annual report, did you fall back to senior year Lit class to structure your report? Did understanding Catcher in the Rye help?
Was high school a complete waste of time?
Most wouldn’t go so far as to denigrate every lesson in every class. But many will question the worth of what they felt forced to learn. Continue reading