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Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
I do not see how learning to program, speak foreign languages, do calculus, does not help you think on a general level.
There are times where random work is thrown in the schedule. Other times, they just tell you to study.
The main thing I fail to see about you is how does being in the minority prevent you to do class work and homework? If you were smart enough to get great grades on the tests, I fail to see why you wouldn't spend the little time it takes to do the "useless" work that is easy enough? My perception of that is just laziness.
I know plenty of kids in the same field. Having a high "IQ" does not mean one is willing to do the work either. Now, I am far from the business world, but pushing the class work and homework to the side during school just seems like you did not care at all?
If you were so smart why wouldn't you just do the useless work instead of being a rebel which leads you to a stone wall? I guess I would consider myself in the group where repetition does not help me learn at all also - but even then I still do the work (and complain).
I think I see what you are trying to say but of course the school system was built for the majority - there are hundreds and thousands of kids going to school. I fail seeing how being in the "minority" prevents you from doing this useless work that would only benefit you in the long run (better college, better grades, better work POSSIBLY - if you chose to).
So I fail to see your point.
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
I do not like "tedious" work. It IS there for the general mass. It would be to hard to make certain students exempt from homework and such though while others have to do it. Usually, all of that is laid out on the teachers hands.
I do a have question though. How would that work in a math environment? In that - its either you know it or you don't. You think a students that knows it just enough to pass should pass on the same level as someone who is a master? What if they are already in the "most advanced" class? I think the letter grading system awards students who perform better. Give or take.
An IEP must be developed for every student who has been identified as an "exceptional pupil" by an Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC), in accordance with Regulation 181/98.
Originally posted by visible_villain
All I am saying is that the educational system is really just a big filtering process which weeds out those that demonstrate either their lack of ability or lack of willingness to fit in.
That's it in a nutshell.
Education has almost nothing to do with advancing the pursuit of human knowledge. It is simply about promoting individuals who have no problem with maintaining the status quo.
[Grading] discourages dissent and encourages conformity...
Originally posted by Bringer
It's sad that he will be replaced by some random neocon idiot. that will teach the exact things he speaks out against.
I know some "automatons" they are complete idiots, no common sense at all. they can only repeat what they are told they cannot articulate there own thinking, soulless machines is what they emulate.
[edit on 6-2-2009 by Bringer]
Originally posted by asmeone2
Maybe I missed something but I thought that was the point of going to school? To learn material and then study so that you can do the best you can in the course?