School prepares us for life, of course.
At school, we learn literacy and numeracy skills, science and history, plus, if we’re lucky, some health and arts as well. We also learn about friendship and social status and peer pressure and bullying and struggle, and disappointment. All those are part of life, too.
But better questions to ask would be:
- Does school prepare us for all of life?
- How well does school prepare us for life?
- How could school better prepare us for life?