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1-15-2008 @ 2:27PM
absolutely ridiculous. a parent who's addicted to WoW, and is cultivating it in her fat little brats.with the exception of bits and pieces here and there, are they going to get an extensive education on basic subjects such as algebra, US History, biology, or a foreign language? no, they're going to grow up, get a minimum wage job, and creep out their coworkers with their social awkwardness.
1-15-2008 @ 2:51PM
Unless they decide they want to grow up and program things like WoW and then they'll need to go to college and learn stuff about programing or discover it on the internet. I don't think anyone can make a definite call about how these children will grow up. There's always a chance they will defy even strong odds one way or the other. And their parents know them best. So let their parents decide how to educate them. That's my opinion (And so you don't think I'm someone speaking from lack of experience in these things: my son is 4 this year and going to start pre-school in the fall. The decision of how to do schooling was hard to make, weather to home-school, private school, or send to a "public" pre-school. I feel confident that given my child's personality and current learning patterns that school is the place for him, despite his love of Spyro and a few other video games. But not all children are like my child, either. That's why I think it's all on a case by case basis. Each parent must decide how their child learns best and present the necessary lessons in that manner. Who are we to tell someone else they are wrong in their choice?) That's just my opinion on the subject. :) On another note, dang, those kids are lucky... I learned from books! I wish I'd been able to learn like that! :)
2-23-2008 @ 4:05PM
"Extensive" course in algebra, history, etc?? Been to a school lately? Observed how "extensive" classwork really gets? I'm a substitute teacher, and let me tell you, these kids may or may not be getting a better education by spending hours playing WoW, but it's pretty much a *fact* that most students in schools don't do much more than a basic survey of the subjects. If that.
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