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Should students have a power in determining the curriculum in their school?

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  • YES we should

    Coming from a 8th grader who will be moving on to high school in 2016 i think the students should have power. As maturing teenagers we should have some degree of power in the school system. It is unfair and flat out wrong that we are forced to learn subjects that may not even matter in the future.

  • Who are you to tell students they are insolent?

    A student would be more willing to learn if they got to decide what they are getting taught. Some may not have the desire or need to learn physics, it may not pertain to the major they desire (it's not like you need to know such equations in day-to-day life). Same goes for any subject. If it helps the student learn better by having more study time, then I say why not? After all the students are more important than the teachers. A teacher is there to help a student better understand the material. The job title does not mean the teacher decides what they feel like teaching. If I haven't made it clear enough, they are there to teach.
    However, I would agree to every student having to be taught the basics of science, history, English/literature, and math (i.E. Adding, growth, reading etc.), but you shouldn't force a subject on a student that has no interest in learning it. Clearly it hasn't been working thus far.

  • Yes, students are more self-aware then we think. They know what they want to learn.

    While I understand that people believe that students would abuse this kind of power, I think that students would feel much more committed to a curriculum that they helped shape. If they were aided with these decisions then it wouldn't matter their age or maturity, because they would have help from their educators. Teacher's jobs are to help educate students to create a successful learner, is it not?

  • A right for students to give their standpoints about the curriculum is really necessary.

    It is obvious that students nowadays have to study quite a lot of subjects that do not contribute to their chosen majors. For instance, a student whose major is biology or chemistry has to learn a large amount of historical knowledge, or a student who has a talent for composing songs and singing must study too much mathematics or physics. Therefore, the study will probably become much easier and more interesting for these students if the school considers their opinion of changing the curriculum in a way that allows them to develop their favorite majors most.

  • Yes students should have input.

    Since students are the recipients of their local education, they should have input in what the curriculum involves. Some demographics might not be interested in advanced math, for instance, because they might not be college bound, they might be trade bound instead. But all higher levels of learning should be accessible to those who want them, and that means that school curricula have to prepare any student who pursues higher education. But students should be allowed a voice in what they think their curriculum should include.

  • Yes, the student should determine the curricula.

    A student should be able to customize his or her education. Far too often, a student takes courses that do not contribute to their chosen major. I myself have taken courses (such as religion and art courses) that do not contribute to my major of biology. Therefore I wish I could take courses that would better suit my major.

  • Should students be allowed to choose what they want to learn?

    I do not think so because sometimes, kids get very off topic and with that in mind, students wouldn't' want to learn about English, math, social studies, etc. They would want to go on their phone and text. The students would then would not be prepared for the advanced world.

  • Yes, students should have a say in determining the curriculum.

    Students are more mature than we think. If they know what career they will pursue, they will try to choose a subject they need. However, right now, they are being subjects they don't enjoy, nor need for their career. We must trust the next generation to pick subjects that will benefit themselves.

  • We should have more say

    I think that some times we learn things that we dont think we will ever need or we just dont care at all we should choose what we will learn and we would probly get more good grades and we would be more engaged in what we would be doing

  • Yes But No

    Yes because we should have the right To take control of are own lives to decide what we want to learn But No because there is a lot of people out there who would not want to learn anything and if students had thy ability to decide what they want to learn then every teacher would have to take every students ideas and it would be impossible to teach anything.

  • Students shouldnt have the power

    If students were the ones making the decisions of determining curriculum's there would be too many students that would want too many things. The teachers would then have classes being over staffed while others would be under staffed. Students get that freedom in college which is good enough, so until then they should just follow the classes given to them until that point.

  • Students should not decide school curriculum

    Student cannot choose or think what is good and bad for them in case they are not experienced. Whereas teachers are very much educated and so experienced than the students to decide the school curriculum. Some Students can have different views from other students . Some might want more studying time and some want more playing time. So i think that student should not have power in determining school curriculum.

  • They should not.

    There really is not much to be gained by allowing students to have a direct say in what it is that they are going to learn while they are in school. If we did such a thing, they would only want to study going on Facebook and talking with their friends.

  • No, because as much as kids want to believe they have it all figured out, those who have already been through the process have plenty to offer.

    Students could have a say in what they study in school and their input could be helpful as some of the assignments are outdated and a lot of the students seem more advanced in some areas than the teachers. However, it would not benefit the students to have the ultimate power of deciding the curriculum.

  • Dont know the cirriculum yet

    No students shouldn't be able to. Because they not going to get much work done if they are in charge and think they are ruling taking charge of the class they will get out of hand and the wrong thing will happen.......The students dont know the work like that so they wouldnt be able to teach the class

  • Should students be allowed to choose what they want to learn?

    I do not think so because sometimes, kids get very off topic and with that in mind, students wouldn't' want to learn about English, math, social studies, etc. They would want to go on their phone and text. The students would then would not be prepared for the advanced world.

  • They are mentally fit for designing the curriculum..

    A person whose age is less than 18 has his or her prefrontal cortex under development. The prefrontal cortex deals with problem solving, decision making and reasoning. These all factors are needed while designing the curriculum but when these aspects are under development the child won't be able to decide his or her own curriculum....


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