Thought Experiment

by Vishaal Kuruvanka
January 11th, 2022

Imagine that you are running an enterprise and you have 10 employees. What do you do with those 10 employees? You educate and train them to do the job that you have hired them for. Assuming that you have a decent business model, if you robustly train your employees then those employees will work efficiently and produce value for your business through sales or whatever job they are doing. As your business begins to expand you hire new workers to help out with the demand. How do you train these new employees? One of the existing trained employees will train them. As this cycle continues and you become a global company and get more employees, how do you train them all effectively? Would your business effectively work if your workers were trained differently in New York vs in Nebraska? Maybe if these different locations had different focuses but if each branch has the same functions then it will be highly inefficient, even detrimental. The best practice would most likely be to engineer a system that can teach the basic overall skills needed to perform the job while allowing local leaders to talk about specific niches that their branch has. A company wide approach mixed with the localized needs is the best course of action. 
   Now imagine this system at the level of the United States where you are tasked to mold the minds of millions of young and unborn Americans to allow them to grow in their own unique ways while also allowing them to positively contribute to society with their talents and gifts. Here too there must be a broad federal policy that encompasses subject material and testing with local leaders deciding on how to approach these requirements. This highly dysfunctional system that exists within our country is long overdue for change. I do not for a second believe that we cannot build a system aforementioned above in the US with the talent and knowledge that exists here. This series of essays will argue for a much needed reformation of our current education system in the United States and offer some possible solutions to our dormant and ineffective system.