Ah, the internet, such a fun place. However, it isn't always fun and games, rather it be a serious place or dangerous place. It can really be all those things, and to me, the internet has essentially taken away a need for the education system prior to college level. Now before anyone shouts at me, I am going to share my reasoning for these thoughts along with probably some information about myself to explain how I, a student age person in the United States, can honestly believe we do not need grade schools. Obviously we can google answers for almost anything now a days with how the internet has grown. How to do math problems, looking up poems and stories from famous writers past, even looking up everything we'd ever need to know about past events like wars or natural disasters. Now with that said, what do we need grade school for? What benefit does it now hold? All school does beyond the internet (in my opinion) as a tool is force the kids with no learning desire to learn, and in the end, it doesn't help them all that much. Note me saying this is based on PERSONAL experience; I've only ever met kids more averted to work after forced school than ones who accept work as a reality. This even happened to me as well, until I was able to transfer to a highly flexible online school. And yes, this does mean I learn with the internet a hell of a lot. Additionally, those who DO what to learn will be the ones prepared for life better. They'll know what is needed and avoid what is not, especially helpful to learn what they need for a career, and if something comes up they don't know or understand? They will have the searching skills to find what is needed in a matter of minutes, not over the course of a months long course full of other, probably useless things. Another thing people seem so stuck on with schools is socialization. But, that is what sports, events, and going out to do things does! And unlike school, if you meet someone on a sports team you don't like, it's much easier to avoid them. Bullying is a smaller issue as well, and even better is that from a very young age the student would interact with all ages, not just peers. Less risk of negative interactions like bullying, and ability to converse with all people? Sounds damn good to me. I have way more I could say as to why pre-college level school is seemingly useless to me in modern day, but I think I have said more than enough to start off a thread. So, go ahead and share your thoughts or ask me questions directly if you wanna get at it with me. Whatever you like, but I do hope this can start up some great discussions for everyone to partake in!