The problems in education system, which include the differences in knowledge and wisdom, affect the education system. Other issues such Christian teachings about abortion and the same sex marriage factored in education system brings religious differences into the education system. Other problems such as personality differences and hungry for power undermine the education system. Such problems in education system need a strategic way of addressing them.
Solving a problem while still in the system is better as the person can give out opinions on how to address the issue and the education system can take into consideration those opinions. Another strategy of solving the problem is to get out of the education system. This comes out when an individual decides to get out of the education system due the problems in the system. When an individual leaves the education system, others who remain in the system can address the system as the coming out of an individual from the system attracts attention from the education system stakeholders, ( Pierce, 172).
Paskowitz is a graduate from Stanford medical school. He thought at the community colleges such as Palomar College in San Marcos, California. After two failed marriages in which one of them resulted into two daughters, he realized that he was not feeling happy as a doctor and he then left the field of medicine and went to Israel where he found a happier life than when he was in the United States. He volunteered to Israel army during the Suez crisis but the army rejected him and he went back to United States, (Foos, 322).
Paskowitz‘s philosophy about the differences between knowledge and wisdom led him to believe that the formal education is not useful. He believes that wisdom comes from real world experiences and from meeting and learning everyday people. Although he believes that informal knowledge is important than forma education his children who complain that they wish they have gone to school contradict this. This is evident by the complain they bring about not eating eggs as their neighbors do., (Pierce, 179).
He believed that formal education is not useful and thus dangerous to the minds of the young people who are still growing. In this connection, his children did not go to school. He also abandons the field of medicine and dedicates his full time to surfing and he introduces his children to surfing exercise, which later makes them compete strongly in surfing thus winning and earning themselves income. This fulfils his philosophy that a person can earn income through wisdom and real life experience and not necessarily from the gaining the knowledge of formal education, ( Pierce, 183).
Moore grew up in the catholic society. He attended Division High school where he actively participated in both drama, debate, and graduated in 1972 from this school. As he was an active scout member, he got promotion to the Division school board. Following the Columbine High School massacre, He was given a life membership to the National Riffle Association. He dropped out from Michigan –Flint University following writing for the student’s newspaper, The Michigan Times. He then founded the alternative weekly magazine and names it The Flint Voice. (Pierce, 342).
Paskowitz and Moore’s opininion about the education are similar but their methods of solving them are different. Both believe that the education system have problems that is why Paskowitz decides to work away from the system. He does not allow his children to go to school. He believes that formal education is useless in the person’s life and he prefers wisdom to formal education. Moore decides to remain in the system and address the problem. I would prefer the position of Moore of remaining in the system. This is because it is good to remain and solve the problem while you are part of that problem than when you are away from the system. Moving away from a problem is not the good way of solving a problem as other people may advantage of your going to mess up with the system more and worsen the situation. Therefore, it is good to solve the problem by engaging in a dialogue than going away from the system. This is very important as the problem is solved amicably.(Foos, 322).
In conclusion, education system is faces by many problems, which include the differences between the formal knowledge and wisdom. Education system infers knowledge, which other people see as useless to the life of an individual. Some people prefer wisdom to knowledge, as they believe that formal education got from school is not helpful to an individual in one way or another. Knowledge is only useful if it does not contradict the wisdom. Knowledge assists an individual to solve real life problems only when it conforms to the wisdom. There are ways of solving education problem such as moving away from the system and deciding to remain in the system. The most appropriate is deciding to remain in the system rather than moving away. It is good to remain in the system, as it is easy to solve the problem rather running away from the system.
Foos, Donald D, and Nancy C. Pack. How Libraries Must Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ada). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 1992. Print.
Pierce, Charles P. Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. New York: Doubleday, 2009. Print.