Sam sent me links to some spoken word poetry by Suli Breaks and they are really worth having a look at.
In the first poem, “I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate” Suli talks about how he feels we have been made to think about how education and getting university degrees can give us opportunities to have a better chance in making our dream careers a reality. It also touches on how as individuals we are judged and tested by how well we perform on exams, but not all people perform well in exams so why are they made out to feel like they’re dumb? The inconsistencies of the education system are really peeled open to reveal a deep problem that needs to be addressed and how society’s needs have changed to make this even more apparent.
Suli asks why are we misled into thinking that education is the only way forward for successful means in our work and career lives? He believes we need to open our minds and educate ourselves that exam results aren’t the barometer of success and that we can’t let them decide our fate. We are in charge of our own destinies!