A 15-year-old student’s ed reform plan: Self-directed learning
Arooj Ahmad is a high-achieving 15-year-old high school sophomore at Libertyville High School in suburban Chicago who has taken a focused interest in reforming the U.S. education system, which he calls outdated.
He says that schools spend too much time forcing students to memorize a mountain of facts rather than teaching relevant knowledge that can help them select a career path and function well as adults.
Keep reading to find out what he things is wrong with education and how to fix it.
There’s an Editor’s Note in this linked article. Apparently Arooj Ahmad may be high-achieving, but he may not be above plagiarism.