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Originally posted by zerotolerance
The drop-outs are my nieces and nephews, not my siblings.
My sister "is" successful. She's educated. Financially secure. But they spoiled their kids rotten and never ever disciplined them. Her kids have no respect for authority at all.
They get away with murder and never ever get reprimanded. If they do bad in school, they don't get punished, get priviledges taken away or anything. My sister was not raised this way. Now, how her husband was raised, I have not a clue......
Originally posted by Street Scholar
Maybe if those jobs were paid better and teachers/admin would care enough to encourage instead of discourage. I think the main thing that's important: DON'T BE A VICTIM.
Originally posted by V Kaminski
Seem like perfect candidates for the military... funny how when America needs something "it" happens. An improved economy and education system would lead to independent thinking and critical skills that America currently finds unattractive in the citizenry... sad.
Originally posted by johnsky
What I cant stand is how education in primary and secondary school is geared towards one type of learning.
I was labelled gifted at an early age, and continuously every year of school from then on...
what doesnt make sense?
My marks didnt reflect that. Sure, I never failed anything... but I've never gotten a 90 in anything either.