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Debate Score:73
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Does school really prepare students for adult life?

Some people believe that school does not provide students with necessary knowledge. All they teach is a theory which not everybody can practice, while school does not even give basic skills. Since there is no choice of subjects, students have to learn everything in curriculum even if they will not use that in their future lives. So, should school give general knowledge or teach specific subjects which kids need in order to prepare them to adult life better?

Yes, it does

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Mostly it's a waste of time

Side Score: 38
2 points

Yes actually it does help but not for adoult life, mostly for university life which is full of exams and hard work on your studies. I cannot say that school time is just wasting your time. There is a lot of things that we can learn from it but also it needs some reqruitments on things such as teaching last year boy students about the rulez of driving and car details how to check their car if something goes wrong. As for girls teaching them for a future life as a future moters and things which needed at home as cooking, clining and some stuff like that.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
sundari(44) Disputed
1 point

But don't you think that it is parents' responsibility to teach such things as driving car or cooking? It can definitely improve the child-parents relationships which are now not so close due to the fact that parents do not pay to much attention to their kids? Also, as students spend a lot of time in schools, would it be fair to make them stay longer in order to teach these skills?

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
ardak(22) Disputed
1 point

Zarina, don't you think that schools have to much time for developing their general subjects in order teach students to ohter things?! Also I am not against of the teaching children to general subjects but they should be to the ninth class and after released from general subjects to a useful things after the graduating school and university. As for parents I would say that this is the rea chance to them help thier children to do their homework or fathers try to explain thing more closely. Also such activities will envolve ask students their parents things that they know better than math and stuff like that, so it will make family stronger and more communicable.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
1 point

You are right, Ardak. However I want to add that some schools, and definitely in my native city, already have such lessons, where students can learn hoe to cook, drive cars and even sew clothes.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
Artur(23) Disputed
1 point

I agree with your point Dinara. However it is not enough. Shools should be more concentrated on more serious aspects of future life such as critical thinking, public speaches, making right conversations and so on. The shoollife must invlude more creative aims that will help to improve your own personality and to make you to move in a right direction.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
2 points

Actually it does, because while studying at school a student can get some basic useful knowledge and improve all sorts of his/her skills)

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
2 points

I believe that school really does prepare you for the real world. Both intellectually and on a personality basis. At one moment you have classes that teach you necessary material that you will use in most jobs and in high levels of learning as well. The other moment is the personality factor. It teaches you to deal with a variety of experiences that can be dealt with later on in life. Like my guidance counselor said "Being in school is very much a full time job, you have to have attendance, good attitude and be able to handle situations as they come".

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
2 points

School is a primary step of education. Children go to school to get education learn how to survive in this world. They met there friends, who can be their partners in the future.

I agree that school helps students to be prepared for the future life. Each subject that students learn at school is useful and helpful for students. Illiteracy can not develop the world and society. Every one should go to school to get education and knowledge. Because knowledge is the only thing that can be helpful in the future of the students.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
richout(30) Disputed
1 point

don,t you think we can learn the stuffs taught in school without enrolling in your so praised institution? We learn things in our own through experiences and not by a bunch of crappy theories. you know what we call it?! it is called learning by application..

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

Well, to start with, i want to say that a person should develop in different ways. Concentrating only on one thing is not enough. It is even impossible because each field of study is closely connected with others. School is the only place where every child can get those knowledge for free. So, i think it is very beneficial.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
2 points

hmm, firstly i support that person should develop himself. As i mentioned in my ipromtu speech, it is more benefitial for us to concentrate on a particular spheres. We cannot know everything, so it is more useful to concentrete on a particular sphere, but have a basic knowledge of differents things, skills nad subjects. Thus i want government to make reform to introduce 9-year shools and the 3-year colleges. it is more benefitial

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
1 point

May be you are partially right, but do not you think that studying for 9 years is not enough, and all knowledge that children received during that time can be easily forgotten. I mean, 9th class (approximately 14-16 years) matches with awkward age. At this period teenager faces with different problems, so he\she is not interested in study. They even do not take it seriously. 10th and 11th grades consolidates their knowledge and keep it in their mind for a long time. The same situation happened to me as well. I can still remember a lot of things due to last years of the study.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
1 point

Yes school does prepare you for adult life because later in life you will need to know how to read or write stuff also you will also need to have to know a lot of math because certain jobs require some math.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
Artur(23) Disputed
1 point

what about math? of cource a lot of jobs requerces math. However serious sapects of math will be helpful only in particular spheres... that is why to better divide schoold system into two stages. The first one will be concentreted on basic subjects while the second one on a particular subjects and skills taht will be helpful for you in a fture life and career.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
Srom(11526) Disputed
1 point

I did say something about math. Didn't you read any of my post I mentioned something about math

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
1 point

MMMMM... what i think is that the first important thing is knowledge because some information may be useful for future life, some skills also make us more adapted for studing at university and at work. But the main lesson we should learn is the way of communication. So, I am absolutely sure that school really prepares students for adult life.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
1 point

I take the view, that schoo lreally helps and prepares children for adult life. It helps to formulate your character, moreover there human beings gaine their first steps and foundation of their whole education and knowledge. I consider, everybody who have already finished the school misses it very muvh and I believe it helps to prepare for adult life

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
1 point

It was mentioned in the description of the debate that school does not give knowledges and skills that would be useful in student's future life. How can you define what knowledges will be useful? While we study at school we learn different subjects like physics, math, chemistry and so on.. So, during this process student knows what is interesting for him and what he's going to do in future life and what to choose as a profession, and also what is completely rubbish and what he is going to forget and never use in life. For example I was interested in chemistry in general. But when I was learning it at school I've understood it's a very difficult science and I will never do it in my future. School gives the opportunity to get some at least basic knowledge about sciences in order for us to make decision about further area of study or professional activity.

If you say that school education does not provide useful knowledge for future to students, how can you define what will be useful for you in future life? How to become reach? How not to be cheated? How to manage people? Of course school will NOT answer this questions! It gives you basic knowledge in order for you to make the right choice!

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does

school does prepare student for life because if we didn't go to school we wouldn't learn hoe to read or write

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
richout(30) Disputed
1 point

we learn those stuff at home not at school.. it is our parents who taught us how to write and read things..besides what we need in the real world is our innate ability and our god given intelligence not your programmed knowledge and theories in which for me is either a lie or a copy paste on someone else' experience.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

School is a place where we learn and increase our knowledge the understanding and knowledge we get it so broad and very important, this is taught through the school curriculum. However there is also a hidden curriculum where an individual is socialised and taught norms and values. “The school curriculum provides everything that the average teenager needs to know for adult life” to some extent I agree with this;

The official curriculum offers so many subjects of which each is unique and after sometime a person can decide which career they want to pursue and then choose a combination to qualify for that job.

A student will learn to balance work and play, ‘work hard play hard’. Adult life needs this to balance work and family. They will also learn importance of deadlines and keeping to them, also they learn that there is a hierarchy which we need to respect this will help them in work because in most if not businesses there is a hierarchy and you could lose your job if you don’t respect it.

Competition is another thing teenagers learn in tests, sports, and rewards.

And in adult life there is competition within a company for promotions and also between companies to see which the best is. It also teaches teenagers to respect others and it teaches them to interact well with others which is extremely important in adult life.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, it does
1 point

Yes it does, the school is a micro-society. The everyday social interaction is an excellent preparation for life in the society outside. In school, students have the opportunities to interact with other students from varied background, creed and race. Indirectly, they learn tolerance, acceptance and understanding. The students also have the opportunity to work and to mingle together. This can help to foster an open mind and promote unity. Moreover also helps to fortify our determination and perseverance. We learn to fulfil the demands of the school. We also learn to meet deadlines and hand in the homework on time. Moreover, we learn to face stress and pressure. Just mention the word ‘school’ and images of grades and examinations come to our mind. Indeed,students spend a lot of time and energy preparing and sitting for examinations. Along with that they gather a string of qualifications as well as knowledge and skills. They are crucial since they are the stepping stones and the foundation for the future. They can help students to secure a good job and successful career. In short, school does prepare us for adult life. It helps to nurture and to build strong character in ourselves. School also prepares students with the necessary ‘tool’ so that students can fit into society and contribute positively to the nation and people in future.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, it does
1 point

Yeah. I absolutely agree with this statement. Because firstly our individual life starts at our school. I mean, making friends, preparing your own timetabel, doing homewrok, reading, writing, communicatin, cooperating. All these actions that are going to be faced in future, are done firstly at school that means preparation for adult, older, future life

1 year ago | Side: Yes, it does
1 point

ya of course ,schools prepare us for further competitions.Then only we are able to learn basic concepts for our living.If our school haven't prepared us than how did we pass entrance exams.But it is also true that we are not prepared Upto that extent that is needed.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, it does
1 point

it's because...Firstly, the school teaches us self-discipline. We learn to keep to a schedule and to adhere to the timetable. Moreover, we are trained to plan and manage time wisely. We also abide by and respect rules and regulations. The disciplined students will grow up to be disciplined adults and they will do well in their future undertakings.

Just mention the word ‘school’ and images of grades and examinations come to our mind. Indeed students spend a lot of time and energy preparing and sitting for examinations. Along with that they gather a string of qualifications as well as knowledge and skills. They are crucial since they are the stepping stones and the foundation for the future. They can help students to secure a good job and successful career.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, it does
1 point

it was said that you don't need to "solve for X" in real life totally not true. mathematical formulas are used everyday when designing and construction buildings, calculating medicine dosages and many other quantities depending on many variable. It is true you don't need everything you learn in school, however, you develop interests and necessary information about a wide subject range, meaning that you can study and work in a field you really that you enjoy instead of job you find boring. And you might not have to be "intelligent" for some specific jobs however social skills and common sense are always required, this can be achieved through lessons and school. Therefore Lesson do Prepare you for Life

153 days ago | Side: Yes, it does
0 points

The experience of school, the instructors and the like all contribute to preparing a student for adult life. This used to happen by being an apprentice or a squire. You would learn a trade or how to battle, but also about how to conduct yourself while being shown that trade by someone who was very experienced. Our current day school takes the place of this old tradition.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
3 points

No it doesn't prepare us for adult life, Your life in school prepared you in just the wrong way for your life at work. In early school, your classes are chosen for you, the class material is outlined by the government (of all things). In later schools, you have some say in which classes you take, and what sports or arts you’re involved in.

Then in college, a world a freedom! Of choice! You can pick all of your classes, pick your major, even invent a major! Study abroad, switch from economics to veterinary science just by filling out a form, play sports, start clubs, join a fraternity, take summer and winter classes. You’re in charge of everything!

Then you get a job, and suddenly, all of that freedom is gone. At work, you do what you are told to do, on someone else’s schedule, to someone else’s standards, regardless of whether you think it’s the right thing in the right way. You have just fallen from the pinnacle of being in control to the depths of being controlled.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time

Mostly a waste of time. The military prepares you for adult life. Whenever you deal with stupid people, you want to kill them. The military will show you how ;)

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
heglundk(5) Disputed
1 point

Your dispute seems like a very uneducated answer. Does the wink mean that you're joking?

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does

Yes, the wink means I am joking. The internet is in dire need of a sarcastic font ;)

2 years ago | Side: Yes, It Does
2 points

school is our base that we get during the childhood. Of course the quality of education depends on the school that you study in, school program, teachers and your individual features. But in fact school gives us only basic knowledge, develops our minds in general but not prepares us for real life. We do not learn at school how to cope with some problems that we can face working in team (communication problems), we have too much theory and too little practice (school should teach us to use our knowledge in particular situations by visual teaching methods and experience). School should help us in our real life and give us elementary skills that we will probably need in future (communication skills, the feeling of responsibility of every action). I don’t think schools nowadays give us these skills so I think the program of education should be developed and become really useful.

Read more: http://socyberty.com/education/schools-don’t-prepare-young-people-for-life-in-the-real-world/ #ixzz1e20dyKCt

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time

It is not the responsibility of an college or university to prepare students for adult life, that responsibility is the student. Nobody can be shown responsibility.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
2 points

schools are a bunch of institutions corrupting our money legally....

they make it a prerequisite for us youth to step into the ladder of learning things in the real world ........

schools are giving us students theories on how to do this and that but you know we don't need theories, we need facts to be utilized in living this creepy world of competition.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

actually a i think school do not prepare efficently sudets for a future life. In some schools students cannot their creativity, they only must follow strict rules. School limits student's possibilities. What about subjects? i think the best solution is to make 9-years miidle education. After that students must go in for colleges for 2-3 years to focus on the particular subjects that will be helpful for a future life. And then move to university to achieve high education. 11-years education is wasting the time especialyy the last two years. Last 3 years of study we learn specific and unique aspects of this or that subject. What is the reason of it if we will forget it because they will not be useful for us? ridicilous

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

School doesn't actually prepare kids for thier future lives. They say they are helping them prepare for college and or high school. But do they really teach how life is going to be after college and high school.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

Even though I think that general knowledge are really important, I agree with you. Normally, school does not develop student's creativity and critical thinking skills, moreover, sometimes if a kid think "out of box" school policy does not support it. Our education system does not give a choice, the only thing they do is teaching you A=C, and if you disagree, you immediately punished. Same thinking and obeying rules simply create the society of lemmings

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

I agree with you. School must give students a freedom of choice and develop their creativity. Otherwise, there will be generation full of snobs or people that only can speak about physics during the conversation. But when it comes to creation of business project or even simple conversation, they will be failed. Our actions are based on our creativity, how can we react on this or that problems and situations. Therefore it is change schoolsystem before it will be too late.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
Alex93(28) Disputed
1 point

Okay, listen to me as a victim of this 9-years education system. It's absolutely rubbish! First of all you cannot learn all the subjects of school curriculum (and by the way you will not complete it in college too). So, you miss essential part of education. Secondly, you are graduated from school at the moment when you were supposed to START CHOOSING your specialization and you have almost no idea what you are going to do in your life, I mean your profession. Thirdly, you are pushed into college or a lyceum, where the quality of education is not much better that at school. At college you start learning subjects that are supposed to help you somehow to choose your profession and even get job! BUT THEY DO NOT! Here you actually waste your time and also you waste 1 more year because school education includes 11 years while college education includes 3 years and 12 years to sum up with school. After finishing college you are supposed to get a "well-paid job" or to continue your education at university, but don't you think that not all people can effort tuition fee for it? Also, no one is ready to hide you because you don't have real skills to work! You have not got it in college! This is a point about imperfect professional education. And you can do nothing with it. So, there is so much care about you that after finishing 9-years school program and wasting 3 years in college you have 2 choices: to go and pay huge amount of money (that are also increase every year) for university or to go to bad-paid job with no possibility of career. So, isn't IT RIDICULOUS?

2 years ago | Side: Yes, it does
1 point

School doesn't prepare you for anything other than how to assimilate to going along with whatever everyone else is doing to be good automatons. There are no "life skills" taught in school.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
geek(1) Disputed
1 point

well it does i mean all the assignments due at a particular date train to you be punctual at your future meetings and to meet your deadlines

234 days ago | Side: Yes, it does
1 point

I consider school to be a major waste of time. For one, most jobs do not require you to be intelligent. Also, you can just learn required things elsewhere. I myself learn mathematics (which I'm interested in) about twice as fast online then I do in school. Plus you forget most of what you learn there anyway. Only a very small percent of what you learn in school do you actually use in the future. And keep in mind, you can always learn things elsewhere at much faster speeds.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

i can't say that school it is waste of time but in school you live on a regular schedule and have to listen to teachers and parents. adulthood is an independent life, you should not depend on anyone. if the student is living an adult life during the school it does not mean that life taught him since school.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

I don't think that school is a waste of time however I don't believe that school is the only component that will prepare an individual for life. I think that completion of school shows dedication, determination and a personal value for education that is viewed by many but especially employers as a positive trait. Many schools will teach according to their values and opinions that can rot the vulnerable mind. Experience is the only thing in my opinion that can prepare students for adult life. Perhaps a bit cliche but the lessons learned in kindergarten are what prepares us for life. "All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten" is a book of short essays by American minister and author Robert Fulghum. Fulghum lists lessons normally learned in American kindergarten classrooms and explains how the world would be improved if adults adhered to the same basic rules as children, i.e. sharing, being kind to one another, cleaning up after themselves, and living "a balanced life" of work, play, and learning.

2 years ago | Side: It doesn't hurt
1 point

While high school can open up door ways into further careers, education and trade, it does not help students cope with life outside of school. While attending school, all of your decisions are made for you, it is only after you leave that you realise that you yourself have to CHOOSE what university you want to attend and what course you want to complete. Also, School education tends to focus on specific subjects that you may not ever use again, rather than on skills and other information that you may need later on in life. This includes the information, skills and knowledge you need to buy a car or a house, get a job, or make long term financial plans. Schools need to incorporate more life skills into their education curriculum.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

Nothing can prepare student for adult life, especially school. Each of us, can have basic knowledge at school, but nothing else. Of course, in most of the schools you have no ability to show your creativity or talents. It’s impossible, because everyone get similar knowledge, and teachers have no time to evaluate each student according his or her talents, but most of the times, in school, we decide about our future profession, but nothing else.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

Many students who r not good in studies r not given admission in colleges no matter if they excell in other subjects.

So schools does not prepare us for adult life.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

At what point in my life am I going to be using algebra or making a pencil case? All you really need to survive is a vocabulary, the ability to cook and basic division, addition, subtraction and multiplication skills. That can all be learned from home.

1 year ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

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1 year ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

OK, please take this into consideration. If for example, the team you are versing says that school teaches you discipline. You can argue on the fact that if schools teacher people discipline, then why are there crimes? For the definition of discipline means to obey the rules set. If discipline is taught at schools and school prepares you for life, does that mean school is promoting us to be criminals? And if what the opposition says is true, then is crime a myth that has been made up? School does NOT prepare us for life.

1 year ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

high school most definelty does NOT prepare students for the real world. think about it. when will you ever solve for x in your life? or have to plot random points on a graph? i highly doubt that you'll need to. the only way for people to legit learn about the real life is to get off their butts and do it

1 year ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

The person creating this debate forum was clearly biased. "Yes it does prepare students for adult life." Vs. "Mostly it's a waste of time" Clearly this is meant to sway opinions and criticize those who disagree as being uneducated not to notice the obvious insult. School, as in public schools, prepare children to follow orders, teach them to do things one way which will help them only in college classes later. I support going to college, but school doesn't prepare students for what comes after it. Adult life is about being knowledgable of the world and trying your best to leave an imprint of positive change in the world. School doesn't teach them about individual thinking needed to change the world, it teaches them only sheep-like tendencies that the government wants them to have. As a sophomore in a public school I have yet to have a truly rousing debate about current affairs in the world, country, state, or town. The government needs to adapt the curriculum to the world around it as America is speeding down a slippery slope. The youth of America lacks these worldly skills and slack in trying to change their current situation. How are we to evolve as a country if we don't even know what it is to work together and understand what needs to change? The government wants us out of the loop so that they can control us. And under control we will remain as adults because school hasn't taught us anything different.

1 year ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
1 point

Absolutely not.

It separates the family, and shapes the way we see the world by dictating what will and will not be taught.

In this country, and this day and age, it is possible to receive an education for anyone who actually wants one. The institute of higher learning is called "The Library." My grandparents taught me how to read before I even started kindergarten.

The only thing school teaches you is how to do what you are told, and to fit in with your peers or be punished.

234 days ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time

So much of what is on the curriculum (at least where I live) is a load of bollocks which is completely irrelevant to out of school life.

234 days ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time
-1 points

it is not just a waste of time but also a waste of money ........instead of going and spending money to universities, I'd rather spent my money venturing on my field of specialties, take for example: arts or business; where you are given a hundred percent assurance that you will get your money's worth. but If you wilt not, and spend it in school you will be wating your pennies for some trashy theories and unuseful knoledge.

2 years ago | Side: Mostly it's a waste of time


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