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1-15-2008 @ 2:30PM
algebra, US History, biology, or a foreign languageDon't know about you, but the only one of those I might need on a regular basis is knowledge of a foreign language. And from the sounds of it they already have worked on that some.People seem to be missing the fact that this isn't ALL that they do during the day, it's just a part of it.
1-16-2008 @ 1:05AM
People that don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Congratulations on getting Bush-ed! Twice!
1-16-2008 @ 1:08PM
As a person who "used" to think that way, and completed college later, I have to disagree 100%.Education and knowledge is power. The more you know, the more you are capable of, and the more you are able to make better decisions, in ALL aspects of life.It takes competence to recognize competence, and that is the crux of many issues ...in both virtual and the real world.Study some history and socialology....in every society where there was a dictatorship (political, religious, military or otherwise), education is suppressed. Keep them Fat, dumb, happy or scared, and people will let you get away with anything.
1-16-2008 @ 1:34PM
I'm not saying that learning about Historic events isn't important.I'm just saying how many times throughout your day do you need to know when World War 2 ended?The purpose of education is to teach people how to learn things for themselves, and to try and get children interested in learning.I got straight A's in all my math classes when I was younger up and through college. A couple months ago I was presented with the need for a simple alegabra equation. It's been so long since I was involved in that kind of math I had to get a quick refresher.But in essence as long as these kids parents teach them how to discover and learn things on their own and give them the desire to I think the kids are going to turn out just fine, in fact probably better than 50% of the kids who come out of the educational system.
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