Some people think that schools should select students according to their academic abilities while others believe that it is better to have students with different abilities study together. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
The issue of whether academic abilities should be served as an only reliable standard in terms of selecting students has sparked off an intense debate. While there are some benefits to select students based on academic ability, I would argue that it is better to educate different abilities together.
On the one hand, some people believe that it is more effective for schools to adopt an academy-oriented approach to select students. Since students go to school mainly for the purpose of fostering academic ability, schools are set up to fulfill the educational function of imparting a great deal amount of knowledge, such as liberal arts and science, to students.
Accordingly, it is understandable that some take it for granted that academic results can serve as an effective benchmark for assessing students' capability.
However, I firmly believe that the academic result is by no means an exclusive way to evaluate students' capabilities. First and foremost, schools are not a place where students are turned into pedants. Only focusing on academic skills inevitably leads many who are short of academic study but good at other subjects to lose opportunities to promote their talents. In addition, if students with different abilities can study together, it is out of question that all the students will benefit from such a combination. This is simply because it helps students complement each other and give them motivation as well as chances to learn more from each other.
To conclude, I concede that judging students by academic ability helps schools select proper students. Nevertheless, I am convinced that allowing students with many talents to study together outweigh the former view.