This feels like a post that I should have done months ago. Education and creativity.
The current education system has a few priorities; Language, mathematics, and science. These are all fields of which we are taught facts that have been stated by magnificently creative minds. I do not know of one public education system in the world where the arts are considered more important than languages and math. Sadly creativity is barely developed through mathematics and sciences (there are creative writing and poems in language studies).
Many children in current schools are considered below standards just simply because their academic marks are below average. These children may have many special talents like singing, dancing, painting, etc. But these amazing abilities are never discovered because of our current education system.
WHY is our current education system so biased towards academics instead of arts (Someone once told me rhetorical statements are dangerous in writing, well, I'm screwed now)? I plan to hypothesize this question by looking at the very thing that keeps the world spinning, money. The richest person in the world is famous William Gates III, who achieved his wealth through computer software. Oh look, an academic field. Second in the world is Warren Buffett, he is into investments, another academic field. Then we have communication, retailing, manufacturing, all business/academics. That is why the school is promoting academics over arts, because in the future they believe children will make more money doing academical jobs. This is sadly true because an artist must either be lucky, or gifted.