These posts are opinion and research articles representing youth perspectives around education. Our experiences through the system and voice on where we believe education should be headed.
This is the first article in a three-part series. Part II will explore the structure of the educational systems in Australia’s English-speaking counterparts, the US and the UK, and how these better align with the economic and social priorities of their respective nations. Part III will use these insights in an attempt to paint a broad picture of what an ideal Australian secondary and tertiary education system could possibly look like.
Life is hard, and school doesn’t make it easier. From a young age we are all told, go to school to get an education, to get a job, to get money. This was the way to think of life for a long time. However, in recent times a so called, “good job” isn’t necessary to make much money. In other words, the school system needs to change. There are many ways to make a living now through alternative avenues; from making entertaining videos on the internet to starting a multibillion dollar corporation.
I believe that all 7.5 billion people can bring value to our world, we just need to foster the right mindsets and environments to reach that potential.