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a good analogy for the public school system
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a good analogy for the public school system

Here's a good analogy for the school system. Think of it as a van. The problem is, that van is old, rusty broken down, and is experiencing many problems. Yet the owner just says, it needs a new engine? Just get a new one. Brake problem? Just get new brakes. Steering wheel is falling off? just get a new one. Problem is, in the end, you still have that old van, it's still broken and rusty, and it'll still have problems. But what if you threw that van off a 70 foot cliff and got a new one? Problem solved! That's what we are doing with schools today. We just patch and patch away, but don't get a new system entirely. So, problems just keep coming up, because we still have the same system. Thoughts?
09-29-2014 03:15 PM
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People are lazy..they just react to problems instead of actually solving them. It's a good analogy. It is infuriating how nobody really cares about the children and teens, choosing instead to ignore the problems. Grrr.

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RE: a good analogy for the public school system

Yes, people just ignore teens instead of listening. Have you noticed? Most but not all of the ss members happen to be teens. Seems like as soon as people get into 7th or 8th grade, they realize that are the crap they're learning will never help them in the end.
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RE: a good analogy for the public school system

The van analogy is a good one, but it does not capture the darker essence of school. It is more like a lumbering Frankenstein robot. It sucks in children like a vacuum cleaner and parents become deaf to the sounds of their own children screaming from inside.

The robot is made out of people whose life is sustained by the money they get for claiming to teach children when it is the children that actually learn. If the robot sees you as a threat to its source of life giving power (money), it will crush you.

It would be nice if everyone could see the danger of the robot and act to disassemble it. However, the most that happens is some people are successful in getting the robot made larger.

You want to weep for the children consumed by the robot and made into little robots themselves who are compliant and help defend the robot. Since the robot cannot be defeated, the best you can do is find ways to flee and escape its clutches.

Like a man unjustly imprisoned, it is possible to finish the sentence and attempt to build a normal life. However, the robot usually leaves scars of one kind or another.

After school, you begin to learn that there are other robots like the government robot, the various corporation robots, and even a few church robots. You learn that the school robot was designed to change you so that you would fit into the other robots.

At some point even those who can see the robot for what it is end up surrendering to the robot. However, it is possible to live on the fringe. To live in a rural area, homeschool, or have you own business,or even house church.

It is almost as if our country has been invaded and we now live under the heel of an oppressive tyrant. We can live as a network of underground agents offering encouragement and support of each other.
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Thank you! This is something I've been trying to say for the longest time.

The antiquated Prussian (disciplinarian) model of education is still in use in many of the world's schools today, and no reform, no matter how drastic - even if, by some miracle, we could make school non-compulsory - will eliminate the flaws inherent in that model. We must replace our rusty, failing system of schooling with a new one entirely.

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Fledging democracies adopting the education system of a nation better known as "an Army with a State".

It's like learning human rights from Spartans.

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RE: a good analogy for the public school system

Yes, we do need to replace the school system entirely.
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RE: a good analogy for the public school system

It needs to be destroyed and not replaced at all. Public school is like an old broken down van... that has the soul of America's youth duct taped in the back.


Apologies to non-Americans, I'm just sticking to what I know.

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RE: a good analogy for the public school system

(10-01-2014 02:57 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  It needs to be destroyed and not replaced at all. Public school is like an old broken down van... that has the soul of America's youth duct taped in the back.


Apologies to non-Americans, I'm just sticking to what I know.

ayyy good to see you around.
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RE: a good analogy for the public school system

Thanks!

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