“Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.” – Ed.gov
The public education system is in urgent need of reform. What was once an institution tasked with the goal of teaching well-established ideas and helping students understand how to utilize them in the real world, is now a compulsory slave-making machine.
The primary goal of the public education system should be to teach students how to most effectively communicate with the broader world in a way that suits their own interests. This is why schools teach various math and language classes and social studies as well. These are all forms of communication that are intended to help students learn how to interact with people in a way that is beneficial to their own or mutual interests.
Modern schools fail to teach the global primary method of communication. That method, which should be obvious, is money. It’s the one language with no barrier that is native to everyone to some degree because it is the overarching method of facilitating your basic wants and needs.
When I was enrolled in the public education system I never learned how to file my taxes. I never learned about credit and debt. I never learned what it is that gives money value or how to most effectively use it. All I was told about money was that I needed a lot of it and that somehow sitting in a chair alongside 30 other people for 18 years would get me some.