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I found out why my parents support school
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I found out why my parents support school

In this vacation, I have observed there was so many places that doesn't contain too much resources to learn from other than school such as internet and books. From here, it's possible to conclude my parents grown up with the thought of that school is required for the learning of the world when alternatives are hardly available because of the lack of resources back in the 1970 when it was an developing (probably) country. Lack of resources other than school simply means you're most likely better off to go through public schooling to learn back in the day. Lack of resources also led that alternative form of education are simply hard to access which may have an effect on the society by getting those who go through what the majority have gone through may think those who took the alternatives as if it wasn't an proper form of education. I know it's sad, but it's something that I found which may have lead to an idea of why your parents grown up with the thoughts that public school is the only decent education at the moment.

On the sidenote, visiting the country I'm at makes me depressed seeing at how people treats the animal with minimal care for them to survive and sad that the majority in here could get an education only at school due to the lack of availability of resources in here. The noticing convince me to stop rebelling seeing at how my mother grew up in this country with some degree of evidence that proves my claim for this country noticing how I won't be able to convince her because of it.

You can move this to school talk if you want to, mods.

10-17-2009 10:32 AM
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Re: I found out why my parents support school

This, makes me sad. The stereotype that school is the only place to learn is extremely messed up. Having information spat at you is in no way a good way to learn, I would much rather look at something I am interested in and I would learn much about it (genetics!!).

If the conditions are not right to learn anywhere else than school, humanity as a whole has lost its ability to think.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
10-17-2009 10:52 AM
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