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Date: 03/10/13 12:04 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    Link: American Education - Doesn`t matter, still got edumacated.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    I saw the entire series Roots not one, not two, but three times throughout High School and Middle School. I was made to read To Kill a Mockingbird not once, not twice, but three times in the same period. I was made to watch a slave movie called Amistad not once, but twice. I was also called a savage by one of my teachers because I am of European decent.

    The schools are exceedingly dumb, my entire curriculum was built around basically Western Guilt and the perils of Imperialism and Oppression. It`s all fine and dandy until the kids graduate and you realize that they don`t actually know anything and they aren`t capable of doing anything, just knowing that they are oppressed and are owed something. Or that they are oppressors and owe something.

    If I were dictator, I would probably immediately fire 30-50% of teachers and totally change the curriculum. Even Russia has better schools than us. They learn Chemistry in Middle School.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7245 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    disclaimer- firstly I am nearly 50, secondly I did go to a public school. But , Latin has been useful, Shakespeare and Chaucer plus a classic were mandatory, If you were late to class it was detention, teachers could and did throw things at us, public humilition was common. All practices I loathe- but, not due this but due to to the high quality of the staff- we learnt. I just hope they were paid well...
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    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    "School isn`t for learning. It`s for being social. I`ve learned way more out of school."
    Maybe you should have paid attention
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    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    "Maybe you should have paid attention"

    No, it`s true. School is a place for learning in the same sense that McDonalds is a place for eating.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    @intrigid and co.
    American High school is exactly equivalent to a McDonalds in the sense that the workers there have no other options and are forced into their positions and still manage to do a pooty job. It`s a shame that social activities, dances, rallies, football games and the like have so much support. You don`t need a longer lunch you whiny punk, you need to sit down and pay attention.
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    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    "No, it`s true. School is a place for learning in the same sense that McDonalds is a place for eating."
    I wouldn`t be surprised if that was coming from an American, but from what I know canadian schools are at lest above average, which means the problem is in you. It`s like you`re going to an all you can eat buffet and filling up on bread.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4553 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Well of course you`ll learn stuff in school. Then you`ll forget nearly all of it once you move on. Except for the stuff that was really interesting or useful.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3901 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    That`s pretty much what I did in high school. Then I joined the Marines, served 8 years, got out and joined the IBEW apprenticeship program. I even got to collect my GI Bill because an apprenticeship counts the same as being enrolled in college so I got paid by the union and the gov`t to learn how to become a jorneyman electrician. Now I make more money than most of the people I went to school with who all have degrees and have to work half of their lives just pay off their student loans.
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
    320 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    @whodat The GI Bill is a powerful recruitment tool. Student loans are the worst. On the other hand, they generally carry a significantly lower risk of being shot at. (I`m not being glib here. I respect the heck out of people who choose that path; it`s just not for everyone.) You paid for your education, just with a different coin. Glad it worked out for you.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4553 posts
    March 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    IBEW local 89! My job is friggin awesome!
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    lesterday Male 18-29
    25 posts
    March 11, 2013 at 12:22 am
    Very cool, Nathan Anderson (comic in the picture)just did a whole week at the comedy club I work at. Very funny and has a really good energy. If you have a chance to see his set, check it out.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    March 11, 2013 at 7:45 am
    Learned plumbing in HS don`t do it anymore but I know the basics. Amongst other things.

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