What school for? This may seem an easy question to , but a poll taken in the USA shows people have different opinions on why kids go to school. The poll is called the 'Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools'. It is from a global association of education professionals called PDK International. PDK asked Americans to the biggest purpose of school. Just 45 per cent of people who part in the poll said the main goal of school to students to exams. Around a quarter of people said the main purpose was to get kids ready to the workforce. Just over 26 per cent of Americans the biggest reason for school was to children about citizenship.
Joshua Starr, CEO of PDK, said the poll whether today's schools were the right thing. He said: "One has to really question whether the direction we've been is consistent with what the public wants." He quoted from author James Baldwin, who said in 1963 that the purpose of school is "to questions of the universe and learn to with those questions." Students had different ideas about what school was for. Elena Brankov, 15, said school was to children to creative, to ideas with others and to use technology to make the world a better place. Lyndon Bailey, also 15, said school, "is just to poor kids into robots who work and rich people richer".