Although that opinion is rather based onthe disability of people to use information than on any logical thoughts, thereis something every talkshow reminds us of: people are not perfect. So, I say,society can not be perfect either. I believe that society works by that societydoesn’t work. People are too different to put them all into one melting pot, butyou have to, because otherwise society would end in destruction and hate (asseen in the Third Reich).
I believe that schools have an obligation to prepare children for life insociety. Therefore they don’t necessarily have the ability to change society butI think today’s situation in Germany is not nearly as bad as the situation in”Dead poet’s society”, a movie based on a true story. In the movie a teachertries to let his students be creative and critical towards everything they seeand hear while neglecting values like punctuality and obedience. At first he issuccessful, but as soon as the school board notices his ambitions, he getssuspended for some odd reason. If a teacher in Germany tries to influence students in the way that they aremore creative that is generally seen as positive, but what almost makes thisimpossible is the number of students in a class and the time frame of just 45minutes, which is short if you are going to hear all the different opinions ofall the students. If we accept that there do exist problems in society that need to get fixed, wealso have to see that it is not school’s job to do this alone.
Schools just cannot make decisions for society, but they should work on”producing” individual, critical and creative thinkers with a strong socialconscience. However other institutions need to support schools in doing that andI think it should specifically be pointed out that the current decrease ofteachers while numbers of students are increasing, can have fatal consequencesfor the next generations of citizens.Category: Social Issues