• School is important

    Without school I would not be able to debate this topic through typing nor would anyone else. Either because we wouldn't now how to spell ,or use proper grammar and we wouldn't have punctuation either. Witch would make all of the comments on this topic nonexistent and that is why i think school is important.

  • Its very important

    Helps you not to be a bad person, helps you with getting a job, a education. It will make good choices and know right from wrong. Helps with skills, exposure, and your behavior. It even helps you with sports, art, music, acting, and also helps you fix computers and other technology.

  • Yes school is very important.

    Sure it's really not that exciting, but really it's necessary. And I'm not even talking about math or science; but also art and music. School doesn't just teach you algebra and geography. And really if you want to become something useful in life like a doctor, you'll need several YEARS of schooling.

  • Yes to quite an extent

    Most of us agree that education isn’t just a necessity; it should be one of the building blocks of life needed to grow up and therefore achieve a well-rounded knowledge.
    It teaches more than the basics for life, so it is more easier to learn equality and social skills in life than to also achieve goals in life, and to have a happy and stable’ life than an uneducated individual. Education is also very important if you want to be a self-dependent individual. It not only helps you become financially independent but also makes you wiser so that you can make your own decisions.
    The knowledge learned in school plays a major role in peoples’ daily lives. Knowledge about history improves cultural understanding, and basic maths skills help people keep their finances in order and English courses teach students how to read, understand and analyse written material, which is a crucial skill for nearly all modern jobs of today.

  • Yes, but it could be better.

    School obviously is important, but it should be based on what the child wishes to learn about, instead of someone else saying what you have to do. What I am talking about, is democratic education. Democratic education is not only a better alternative to the current system we have, but the student is engaged with their work and what they wish to learn about. Examples of it in practice is Summerhill School in Suffolk in England.

  • Up To A Certain Point

    There comes a time where further education is not necessary and instead becomes an economic and social burden. Some students excel in artistic jobs that need no further nurturing by betters and instead best results form one's own freedom; there would be no use for them to carry on to say, sixth form and do other subjects that will have no effect on their future. Also it frees up the resources for those who use them to their full potential. There's no point giving a sculptor lessons on how to dissect animals as it is hardly coherent to their field of interest. However, the basics need to be taught as withy the basics you have no foundation to build upon and in this regard schools are absolutely essential.

  • Of course it is

    I believe the bill gates steve jobs argument is full of holes. Yes their may be a number of people (a small number i might add) that had success without going to school. But im willing to bet those kids had an intellectual upbringing of some sort. Also bill gates did go to school and it was their that he first had experience with a computer. And I dunno much about steve jobs but i do know he got a lucky break working for hewitt-packard. Being successful comes down to luck/opportunity, social skills, and at least some knowledge. The latter two both being something that one can get in school. Education is key. When it comes to just about every aspect of life, having knowledge helps

  • They were lucky

    School teaches people how to not only learn how to do your job in the future but also social skills when they are still young. The people that are successful without school were just lucky in a little 1 in a million chance. I'd rather not take those odds and stick with a smarter game plan.

  • More and more so in today's society.

    We live in an increasingly technical and specified society, where the job market no longer allows for unskilled, uneducated laborers to do well. The number one determinant of whether or not a person lives below the poverty line is EDUCATION. Those without a high school diploma are statistically most likely to be extremely poor and/or unemployed. Those with a high school diploma only are statistically most likely to be poor and/or employed in menial, low-paying jobs. Those with college degrees make 40% more over their lifetimes than those without, and have much lower levels of poverty.
    To suggest school isn't important today is just plain ignorant.

  • A TALENT is born but a GENIUS is made.

    First of all not everyone is born like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs .Every common man creates his own destiny which requires knowledge, indeed imparted by schools. Also not only does school provide knowledge but also the skills, exposure and aptitude necessary for any kind of job or even professional interviews.

  • No, it's really not

    What's important is not education, what's important is to have a good eye for business. That's what got Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to the top. If school was really important, they wouldn't have even done anything in life. And their stories are not unique. There are lots of people in the world who have succeeded without a college degree or even a high school diploma.

  • Education is important

    But there are many other ways to get an education without attending school. Some of the worlds most amazing and successful people never attended school.

    Kids who are home educated get the same chances at careers and life even though many have never set foot in a classroom in their lives.

  • School is pointless

    Please please let the world see this

    School is literally making us sit there for 6 to 9 hours making us listening to useless things that won't come up

    Now you might be asking what if they do come up

    We'll probably forget these things. Look I learnt my Grammar and English at a fun during school English programme. I learnt the vital math in the first four years P. S I'm a Yr 7 or seventh grader. Now I listen to teachers drone on about Punctuation and Spelling when you have GRAMMARLY. . . . See this world is so advanced that the school is so outdated. I am confident that the school system is scared of people debating against them but also secure because they make the decisions.

    But I believe that school is not necessary because it doesn't teach you about life and it teaches things that are not necessary. Seriously I plan to be a music artist or footballer and none of them really requires any school. Yes I need to pay my taxes and Yes I need to learn to do my banking but these things would be taught by your parents.

    In conclusion, School is not important because it doesn't teach you how to think it teaches what to think.

    Yes school is important for the first 6 years but you could drop out and become something better than your 20 year old self.

  • School is not important

    I say this because when you look at cars and phones they are all different in many ways, but when you look at a classroom it is the same. We are all in the same rows or groups we all have to raise our hand in order to speak. Also when we take tests it is like a competition to see who is "smarter" it is the worst because not only does in bring the child's self steam down it can also make them have negative thoughts about themselves. Some of these negative thoughts can be such as
    " I am not good enough" or "I will never do better" also it has been proved that A students will work for C students. Scientist say this because C students are the dreamers while A students are the play by the rules or book kind of person. Though this does not apply to all A students but to a majority. So no school is not important also some of us don't even remember using half of the things we learned in school unless you are a teacher.

  • Most of what we learn is useless

    Algebra we would never actually need its just a set of numbers and letters.Communication arts is pretty much just writing papers.Physics can summed up in seven words one thing causes another thing to move.And any history class well lets see when will you need to know who died and when.

  • We never needed it

    We never needed school in the first place since curiosity is what got us to greatness not school. Without being curious we wouldn't have electricity so why educate when curiosity got us here so let's apply that method while all these new tools are being made. All this is advancement is not school.

  • School is not important

    It is a confusing, over crowded building where children are forced to eat "food"(see preservatives, artificial flavoring, etc.). The teachers force unimportant information(an unofficial study showed than only 13% of information learned in school is used later in life) into students head, and they are held hostage for 7 hours, and past elementary school, they often have no breaks. There is a reason why school stands for "Seven Crappy Hours Of Our Lives."

  • I hate school

    As a 10th grade student, I feel as if school provides many good things. As someone above said, it provides the ability to spell, to talk correctly, the ability to have correct grammar, and so on. But, at this point in time, so many people are having so much stress over school that many of the students threaten to leave and run away into the woods without looking back. (myself included.) School is a place where tests are the main structure of your grades, NOT how well you do in class. If you are doing well in your class, that's great! Then, there comes a huge test that causes so much panic into a room that people are unable to concentrate, and forget exactly what they are taught. I know of a 9 year old student who believes he/she is stupid because of the numbers placed on her score chart at the end of the semester/trimester/whichever it is. School is causing children to have insecurities about themselves, and believe that they are stupid, which everyone has a chance to succeed in life, no matter their grades.Yes, they are teaching them, yes math is important, and literature is WONDERFUL, trust me, I love my british literature class. However, the american school system is hurting children, preteens, and teenagers alike by causing them stress and panic as soon as they get their scorecards back.

  • As a final year US medical student I say NO

    Let me preface this by saying that school is a great place to meet people and to be exposed to new ideas, however, the US education system is very very outdated. It goes back to a time when knowledge and information were not readily accessible via the internet. We now have access to amazing online resources that can teach you pretty much anything you want at a click of a button at a fraction of the cost or even for FREE. The reality is teachers in America are underpaid and overworked. Having been in school for so long I can tell you I have had some great teachers, but I have also had some absolutely horrible teachers even in medical school where we are paying a lot of money to attend. I think that students nowadays should at least complete high school, but should seriously reconsider going to college. If you have any dreams, passions, or talents, it would be much wiser to try your hand at those before spending a huge amount of time and money going to university. As a future doctor I want the best for people and in this day in age burdening oneself with enormous amounts of student debt and stress from standardized testing is just not right. Work hard at what you do and do what interests you. If you absolutely NEED a college degree or an advanced degree to follow your calling in life than by all means do it. But life is short and you shouldn't let school steal too much of it. Hope this helps! :)

  • Why is school pointless ?

    “The key to life is being happy and free “ but how can that happen when we are in school stressing trying to get good marks waking up early everyday going to school 6-8 hours every week it’s like your spending 10% of your whole entire life in school you only live once so why stress why bother focus too much just be free in life imagine how life would be without school !

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