It is a fact that we have every right to decide when to start or stop our schoolings but we have no control whatsoever over what we will learn. While some people believe it is teachers who should handle this issue, I think we would do better to let governments do it.
On the one hand, we can easily point out a few reasons justifying why teachers should be given the task of designing curriculums or lesson content for students. Educators are those who directly interact with them so they are well-acquainted with the needs of the learners. If teachers are allowed to choose their ways of approach, this might create a more comfortable environment in the class. Students also benefit from these changes. A more flexible way of learning can in turn boost children’s creativity and fuel their interests in learning. What’s more, once teachers have become involved not only in teaching but also in charting a course for the process, they in all likelihood will apply themselves more to their works and relentlessly look into a way to improve education.
On the other hand, it is undoubtedly hard to find such teachers nowadays. Most of them are not qualified to come up with an appropriate course of studying on their own. Many would rather stick to a plan previously drawn up by the Ministry, whereas central governments commission a board of educational experts to devise a national curriculum. Not to mention entrusting teachers with the above mentioned responsibilities could led to an inconsistency among students nationwide as there is no universal learning programs.
In conclusion, I think subject and lesson content should stay in the hand of the governments, but educators still play a crucial role in instilling knowledge.