School vs Life

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”

~Tom Bodett

So what are the differences between school and life? School should be what prepares and equips us for life. Sometimes that learning will be happening at the same time life is because neither exists in a vacuum. I suppose that is why our school systems are failing. The kids aren’t taught how history effects our life or our nation’s life or the path of the world. How math should tie into finances and help develop our logic. Even how english, grammar, and literature can give voice to our soul. We aren’t shown how or why we need to pay attention in school to make our lives run smoothly.

So I guess it really boils down to one thing. School teaches us the skills that our life needs to succeed.

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