posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 09:22 PM
Originally posted by DeusEx
Here in canada, we're supposed to have the highest standards of education in North America. Let me tell you, thats a crock of bull#. Expected scores
are 70%, which isn't that bad of an idea, except teachers are sorely underpaid and desperately trying to cope with a new, crappy curriculum. They
cram kids through highschool in four years (my class was the first to do so.... and let me tell you just how gyped we got) instead of a proper five,
and fuge their scores so that they could get into university. Now, when they get there, they're not prepared and are currently panicking. We'll see
how bad this turns our shortly. But yes... lower the education but raise the standard- soudns like NWO thinking to me. The illusion that was Eden,
Ya, the removal of Grade 13 was an idiotic move. Though I finished my OAC's in 4 years, I can see how the 5th year is useful to some. Those courses
can be difficult. Personally, I just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible, so I fast-tracked. I took a year off in between University and
This year I've talked to many kids who are the first to come to University since the change, and they were totally unprepared. Not to mention the
enormous class sizes in Universities in Ontario. I went into a first year class to talk to an old professor this year and man oh man, the class was
huge! It was over 500 people, people were sitting on the stairs, there wasn't enough room.
Then there is the mandatory testing of children in elementary school...
Blah... personally, I'm taking my daughter out of the public school system when she's in grade 2, when I finish school.
For those in the US, with knowledge of homeschooling, is it difficult to do? I've heard that the state is making it more difficult for parents to
remove the child from the public school system. It'd be great to hear from someone who has actually done it, though.