But everything else you said is on point, and I couldn't agree more.
I do agree with this.
And even with this what is the high school graduation rate? Something like only 70% or maybe lower?
I have to say I agree more with Yussef's point. Maybe we need a shake up.
Really do any of us remember or have used even 10% of what we were taught in high school? Speaking for myself I do not.
The VERY best class I had was typing because I learned to touch type and can use it on the internet. But did I REALLY need to read shakspear??? Or how to diagram a sentence or what year Napolean ah ah ah crap I don't even know what Napolean did lol
Do you guys think it would every be possible to treat high school more like college? More along the lines Ok Billy is 16, he and his parents agree it would be best for him to go to school for 6 hours a day and learn auto mechanics.
For my son I believe he would have LOVE it and be much further ahead now. When he cuts his hand he literally bleeds 10-W-30 motor oil lol
Or billy and his parents think he should specialize in music so he goes to school 3 hours a day for music and 3 hours something else.
read it somewhere - office work was created to keep the most of the population busy while the rest make things happen.
perhaps, the minds who created school system based it on the same idea? these kids have to do something, so why not make them learn history.
although, I have to admit I could spot the difference between people who had Higher Education and those who don't given the fact that the latter group haven't put any effort in self-development and read Shakespear on the own. Uni educated people are more interesting to talk to
"As a bit of background, the industrial titans of the 1890's began to think that not only could the production line be engineered, but people's lives could be engineered as well, in order to work like homogeneous robots with the machines. Rockefeller and Carnegie gave huge sums to prominent academics to see if this could be realized through the educational system. They found that to a considerable extent it could, and it is still being done today as evidenced in the Congressional Record during the Clinton administration. This is the story that John Gatto has to tell.-DB)"
"The secret of American schooling is that it doesn't teach the way children learn -- nor is it supposed to. Schools were conceived to serve the economy and the social order rather than kids and families -- that is why it is compulsory. As a consequence, the school can not help anybody grow up, because its prime directive is to retard maturity. It does that by teaching that everything is difficult, that other people run our lives, that our neighbors are untrustworthy even dangerous. School is the first impression children get of society. Because first impressions are often the decisive ones, school imprints kids with fear, suspicion of one another, and certain addictions for life. It ambushes natural intuition, faith, and love of adventure, wiping these out in favor of a gospel of rational procedure and rational management."
I went to a high school where all they did was make you read and prepare for college. I can't type...at least not quickly but I can usually spell alright. But I had always wished there more hands on learning classes. I learn much better at hands on by actually DOING things than reading about them. My friends that went to other high schools had hands on experience from woodwork, to auto mechanics to photography.
Half of them are in business fr themselves now. My cousin can't spell a damn thing correctly but if you give him an advanced calculus formula he will give you the right answer. He can also build a house or fix a computer. He just has a very technical brain.
I also don't think people fake their way through math. I understood it when I was taught it, even if I needed a extra help. But to understand it again now, I would need to be retaught.
The easier you make money to get the more expensive college will become. Thats why its so expensive right now because idiots think it is worth it to spend 100k on a major in basket weaving.
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With that thought in mind posted by Likwid...What does everyone think of Home Schooling compared to sending kids to school? Everyone needs to learn to read and write and do basic math skills in order to survive(for the most part).
And why isn't everyone who is protesting the 1% protesting their colleges and Universities instead for charging way too much money?
Home schooling seems like a great way to go and I didn't realize that home schooled kids do have play groups and things to learn social skills and interact with others. That is the one thing I would have worried about. until I asked people what they do with their home schooled kids.
Thanks for all the feedback everyone.
Also, the whole deal with "socialization" is really funny to me. People seem to forget there are quite a few kids who go through school who never really develop much or any social skills or how to interact with others. The shy, akward loner kid exists in just about every school, but nobody worries about how they're being "properly" socialized.
I have a lot of friends but I was always quiet and laid back in social situations.
EVERYONE worries about it...especially when it is their kid. They just don't know what to do about it
I didn't read that yet but firstly whatever he is saying there must be some conditions & secondly through this he want people to cast vote for him.
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