PROBLEM AND ITS SETTINGS
Education in its broadest, general sense is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people lives on from one generation to the next. Generally, it occurs through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts. In its narrow, technical sense, education is the formal process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, customs and values from one generation to another, e.g. instruction in schools. “Education will lift you up.” “Read to achieve.” These are just some of the quotes which give motivation to everybody to aspire for knowledge for it is the key to success. Indeed the rapid growth of knowledge is unstoppable and this phenomenon will continue especially with the development of children with many big dreams and imagination which will surely surpass mankind’s achievement in the next decades to come. Academics help to prepare you for the real world. You learn to read, write, solve math problems, all of which you are going to need in the future. It opens up doors to the world around you. If you couldn't read or write you would never be able to read a book, a newspaper, or signs that are all over the place. You'd live in a very isolated world where everything was foreign to you if you didn't have these skills. Imagine being picked up and placed in a foreign country...you couldn't read anything, you couldn't write anything, and you didn't understand the language... how would you feel? Schools don't just focus on academics though; they also place a big part on socialization. Academics are important, but so are the other things you learn in school!
Students should be allowed to make their own choices, at least up to a point. We all know that a person will be able to do better in a subject that he or she likes. In a world where there is a place for everyone, regardless of what subject he or she is good in, it will be a great boon if the schools allow students to choose what they wish to study. In school, a student has to study many subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and History among others, in order to prepare himself for an examination. Students are different when it comes to their likes and dislikes about subjects. Students have their favorite subjects and they tend to pay special attention to them in class. They are willing to go that extra mile, so to speak, where these subjects are concerned. Taste and temperament differ from person to person. The taste of a student is different from that of a teacher. Taste also differs from student to student. Some students like to read fictions while some other students prefer science and mathematics. Some student prefer to study math than to studying history, while others think that it’s much easier to study history and to memorize things than solving a mathematic theory. More often than not they also perform better in these subjects during the exams. In conclusion, studying is so important to people’s life but what is more important is to choose what is better for you. Most students have a common average of 83%. It statistically shows that it is an average/above average grade of a student. Students more or less, have an average GPA for major subjects of 81.32%. It shows that creative minds focus on creativity still gives importance on studying parts of a major subject. Major subjects to be exact are the Science, English, Filipino, Math, etc. Often they prefer subjects like Physical Education, Arts, and Music and so on. Math to be exact is the most hated by students. It composed of mostly numbers. It doesn’t enlighten a student with “words of wisdom.” Numbers are practically brought to the grade school students for they are now in the stage of focusing or checking their maximum capability. But most students are...