An Education System That Works

Most or all governments in the world employ an education system that can be described as multi-stage lecture-based, and it works like this. There are about a dozen stages of increasing density and complexity, each has a duration of one year. During each stage, there are a bunch of courses about a variety of topics. Each student then must attend daily lectures, solve many assignments, study these courses, and pass all the exams with sufficiently high grades. Only then the student can move on to the next stage of the system and go through this whole process again, except that with courses that demand more time and effort. This system is implemented by building and maintaining many schools and colleges and hiring teachers for all the courses in all the stages and staff for doing the managerial and maintenance work. This is more or less the same system that has been used for hundreds of years, before the invention of any electrical machines.

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That’s Why the World is so Messed up

In this article, I would like tell you about my personal opinion regarding why the world is so messed up. I do not intend to offend, insult, or attack any person or group of people in particular, and everything I mention or say here is just for the sake of making a point. Of course, since this is a blog about computer science and mathematics, I will be using an example from elementary mathematics to explain why the world is so messed up. Let’s start with watching this video: Continue reading