- Posted January 19, 2013 by
Blind in the Great shadow of Utopia
While the true causes of the true problem are outside of our good school system, our system is still not a perfect one. The defects of the system lie, not in the superficial comforts and acomodations, as reforms lean toward, but are within the core of the system--the mandatory curriculum. The issues with the curriculum are not anything new, these problems have been highlighted long ago by philosophers and men of great vision like Plato, Plotinus and later philosophers like Christopher columbus or Sir Thomas More. These men designed not only the perfect school but the perfect society that will change earth for the better-a utopia. In the utopian school the mandatory curriculum consists of; history, literacy, sciences, mathematics and religions. The importance of religious studies (the learning of all religions) is of great essence, it promotes sympathy and respect for the sacred beliefs of the fellow human. This isn't just a simple theory, this has been proven effective thru courses such as 'african american studies'. these studies, which are offered to all races, have proven to instill sympathy for African Americans and decrease racism. The theory has also been proven true to each one of us in our own lives--every time we get to know, and like, that person we once held prejudice toward. The truth is ignorance is the breeding ground of all hate, and the importance of learning religions is key, not just for personal benefit but for the good of the whole earth. So we must stop looing for never ending reforms of everything and look at the real problems. Lets not think in such low mechanisms of competition and comparison and be the great nation of extraordinary vision. After all, the true potential of our mind does not lie on external factors like school systems, but within us. Thus the reform needs to start within ourselves and it will be then when the crown of intilect and academia will be naturally placed upon us.