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one way we can end compulsory education
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one way we can end compulsory education

Simply propose an experiment. Take 30 children from birth and simply unschool them. Then at the end of it they'll see how smart they actually are compared to the drones in high school.
09-21-2007 03:54 AM
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How do you measure smartness though?

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School tests, of course Wink . But a lot of studies have already been done, homeschooled (including unschooled) kids are almost always smarter than their schooled counterparts. Of course, it's very difficult to tell, unschooled kids learn entirely different things from schooled kids.
What we really need, in my opinion, is some sort of counteraction to the 'keeping us off the streets' argument. Perhaps something like a test on basic literacy/numeracy that, once passed, allows you to take a different path? Drop-in drop-out lectures etc? I don't know, just that we need something.

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whats wrong w/ being on the strrets during daytime?

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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He's talking about gangs and fighting and drugs and crap. Streets are just where it happens.

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i see.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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