Reply to post: Re: Education is no longer designed to teach.

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

phuzz Silver badge

Re: Education is no longer designed to teach.

students seem to be actively discouraged from taking a wider interest in any aspect of a subject outside their teachers' knowledge.

To be a (eg) biology teacher, you need at least a degree in the subject, preferably a masters or PhD.

The syllabus on the other hand, is set by a civil servant acting on the orders of a politician. Who do you think has a better grasp of the subject?

Or to put it another way, would you prefer your kid to pass their GCSEs/A levels, or to know the names of some blood vessels? And which do you think will get them a job?

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