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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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I joined two days ago because I want to change something. I am living in switzerland, where the school system is far better than in America, but it still sucks. If you need someone to translate parts of the school survival website to german, turn to me. It's my native language.

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Hi there, welcome! I can give you access to the wiki if you feel like translating stuff. We already have the intro in German, and a few other things. Thanks for the offer. Smile

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John Taylor Gatto, whom I've spent some time verifying his claims, said that in Switzerland less than 1 kid in 4 goes beyond elementary school. He said this in 2001 (by me estimates as to when that lecture happened). He also said Switzerland is the wealthiest nation in the world per capita.

What do you have to say about any of this?

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Most kids in switzerland go beyond elementary school. Maybe not every single one but definitely more than 25%. 35% of the swiss population have the equivalent of a college degree, as far as I understand the american system. You'd go to primary school for 6 years, 2 or 3 years of secondary school, 4 Years of canton school, then a few Years at university. 35 % of the swiss population have gone this far, according to an article from 2013. (http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/Schwe...28624875). Barely anything has changed since 2001, so he definitely didn't know what he was talking about.

It is true, though, that Switzerland is very wealthy.

(01-22-2017 10:30 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hi there, welcome! I can give you access to the wiki if you feel like translating stuff. We already have the intro in German, and a few other things. Thanks for the offer. Smile

I don't know that much about websites though, maybe it's better if you give me an html file copy, I translate it and you implement it.
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