Maths, History, Sciences, English, Religion, Sports and other subjects alike, who decides which should be taught and which should be scrapped.
Across nations, there is usually a government appointed group of "experts" in the education ministry who decide on the school curriculum. It has been argued that "politicians" should not be meddling in educational affairs and have power to decide what is taught in schools. The issue is some politicians use this opportunity to advance their pet agendas from the grass root level, and don't have a genuine interest in the educational welfare of the children.
Who then decides ? Teachers, Parents, kids themselves or the local community. A recent poll found a majority of voters wanting teachers to be the ones to decide as they are the most qualified to do so, coming close second are the parents who know whats best for their children and can choose schools based on the curriculums that resonate with them
The case for a federal body deciding on the curriculum is everyone is taught the same thing, while if its left to teachers, parents or the local community, what is taught would vary across communities. The advantages are children needs in localised areas could be more readily addressed, however there is the danger that basic and vital general information might be left out in the process.
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