Why School Sucks And How We Can Change It

I've been vocal over the years about how our school system needs a RADICAL change. The old-school way of standardized testing leaves kids learning very little and wasting time cramming for tests.

So many smart kids get left behind because they don't fit the old-school mindset that has plagued our school system for decades. If a child doesn't test well, he's told to study harder or face a very difficult life.

In fact, since elementary school I thought I was doomed to grow up poor and stuck in a job I hated.

Parents and teachers often overlook (and punish) kids that demonstrate qualities that make a great entrepreneur.

If a kid doesn't like authority, he's punished until he's so defeated he submits to falling asleep at the back of class. If a girl is too social, she's told to quiet down and sit still, destroying her confidence that could've lead to her becoming a great TV personality.

Instead of teaching our kids the most important subjects to prepare them for life, schools are distracted by getting high test scores so they can get more funding.

Here's a list of things I think are vital to education that most kids never learn:

  • Personal finance – How to save money, control debt, and build wealth (We weren't taught even basic skills like balancing a checkbook!)
  • Entrepreneurship – How to build a business and find solutions to big problems (Most kids are only taught how to be good order takers)
  • Personal development – How to gain confidence, live with passion, and find true fulfillment
  • Cultural tolerance & exploration – The importance of exploring the world and learning from people that have different ways of life (Let's ditch the bigotry in America!)
  • Leadership & management – How to lead peers, set expectations, and grow an organization
  • Sales & marketing – How to convey a message that explains how your product or service solves a problem

Why are so many of these basic life skills reserved for college programs? Why not start educating elementary school kids on these topics?

How I Failed Into Becoming An Entrepreneur

Luckily for me, I got “in school suspension” in high school, which allowed me to discover entrepreneurship. During that week of suspension, I was forced to sit quietly at my desk with only homework and books to entertain me.

What felt like hell turned out to be my luckiest moment…

I discovered several business books that changed my life forever.  Had it not been for entrepreneurial books like “Rich Dad Poor Dad“, I probably would have dropped out of school and currently be stuck in a job I hate.  But that week in suspension gave me the time and focus to learn some skills I thought were reserved for the rich and privileged.

I learned that I didn't have to be a slave to a job for 40 years, just to hopefully retire with enough money to be happy when I was old.  I discovered “money hacks” that could make me millions while everyone else was wasting money on shit they didn't need.

Look, I failed nearly every math class since the 5th grade, and I have many grammatical errors in my writing. But at the end of the day I'm willing to sacrifice perfect writing and math skills I'll never use for more valuable skills.

I'll take the “C” and overlook a few misspellings, but triple my income because I can work faster and smarter than an “A” student.

Good News – The American School System Is Changing!

This week I got to fulfill a big dream of helping to change the system…

I donated an “entrepreneur library” to America's first K-12 entrepreneurship school program!

It was so inspiring to hear a superintendent and principal talk about how schooling is no longer about memorization, but now it's all about problem solving and critical thinking.

Thanks to shows like “Shark Tank” and the startup boom, people are waking up to the new economy…

People realize that the middle class is going away. More people are becoming millionaires, but more people are slipping into poverty than ever before.  It's never been easier and cheaper to start a company, but it's also never been easy to get in massive debt (thanks American colleges).

The choice is now in the hands of every single person… We can choose a life of poverty and bondage, or a life of wealth and abundance.

Thank you so much Kelly Ballard and the bazaarvoice foundation for creating this world changing program, and allowing me to be part of it!

I hope to continue to donate books and mentor these kids to be the next generation of successful entrepreneurs!

My Mission – The New-School Of Education

There's more than enough good ideas, wealth, and resources to make millions of people financially free…

And that's my mission in life – to help 100,000 people achieve financial freedom.

Over the past 8 years we've trained thousands of people to take control of their financial future through actively trading the financial markets…

But even though Daily Trading Profits is successful, my vision stretches beyond the financial markets.

You see, over the past several years I've made a lot of wealthy friends. And I've learned one thing – There are so many different pathways to financial freedom and “true wealth“. 

Over the next several months you're going to see some really powerful projects around building wealth.  That's right, I'm bringing you many different new & proven pathways to build sustainable income streams. 

I want to introduce people (young and old) to cheaper, faster, and better ways to get an education that will actually make you more money.

So get ready for “The New-School Of Education”!

About The Author

Chris Dunn is the founder of Skill Incubator. He is an active investor and entrepreneur with the mission of helping people learn Skills to thrive in today's economy. Chris spends his time testing and building multiple streams of income and investing the profits. Read more here.