I’ll be blogging more thoughts on education soon. But first, a short story.
While I was in 10th grade California had the bright idea to require me to take the high school exit exam. A test which all students must pass before being allowed to graduate.
I answered many questions about math, science, English. One essay prompt asked what the best pet for a child is. I answered (in 500 words or more): a younger sibling. I passed easily. Most of my peers did too.
I passed the High School EXIT exam in 10th grade. The next two years of high school I continually asked, “Why the hell am I still here?”