Ever wonder how all those philosophy classes will come in handy?
Have you ever wondered how some high school or college courses are going to help you in the future? When exactly is knowledge of the Latin language and Algebra supposed to come in handy?
School curriculums are set up to make sure students are well-rounded. Teaching a person a basic knowledge on a variety of subjects is supposed to make them worldly, culturally open, and better all around. “Supposed to” being the key words there. Are all those French, Statistics and World Geography classes culturing you or wasting your time/money? These teachers are giving you their thoughts.
I teach a college writing course (freshman composition), and every year the administration picks a book that all incoming freshman will read, and then we’re supposed to take time out of our course to discuss it. We end up losing 1-2 weeks to it and it’s rarely related to what I’m trying to teach. (bl1y)
Following Age Old Processes
An incoming freshman music major was made to take basic Music Theory , even though he could’ve aced the finals and probably have taught the course – that’s how advanced he was at that point.
The administration simply wouldn’t let him take an equivalency exam and move ahead to where he belonged. From the dean’s point of view, it was imperative not to set a precedent, but to fulfill requirements. (Back2Bach)
Pretty much anything related to the state-mandated test. (Chancily)