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Why Our Current Education System Is Failing
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Why Our Current Education System Is Failing

http://www.aboundlessworld.com/why-our- ... s-failing/

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Quote:WARNING: This post goes against social conditioning and is particularly lengthy: read if you dare.

As my high school career is slowly coming to an end (I graduate June 11th) I have found myself particularly reflective on the value I have received from high-school.

I end my high school career with a sub-par 2.5 G.P.A ,having never received a prestigious academic award, and a quick glance at my attendance record would reveal numerous absences (OK 32 days just this year.)

If I listen to what I have been socially conditioned to believe:

Sub-par grades + no awards + poor attendance = the end of my life

Right?

I beg to differ.

The rest of the site and its author are quite interesting as well.

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Re: Why Our Current Education System Is Failing

Nothing we wouldn't know already.

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Ceiling Cat Wrote:Nothing we wouldn't know already.
Damn CeilingCat, you just shat on that one.
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Re: Why Our Current Education System Is Failing

I love that article. Everyone who thinks grades=success needs to read that.

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Re: Why Our Current Education System Is Failing

Those who think so won't take it seriously.

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Re: Why Our Current Education System Is Failing

Eh. I think his ideas are boring and undeveloped, although I agree with most of them. It's all a statement of supposed truths with just a little explanation and less justification. What, precisely, does attitude mean, and what sort of attitude should we have? Is practicality the most important consideration in deciding what should be taught? Why does reading have some intrinsic value, separate from the value of what is read? He makes some ok points, but I think overall the post kinda treats the subject superficially.

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