posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 08:03 PM
You people are so unbelievably self-less.
You must really want your kids to learn something of value.
It maks me laugh. How long ago were you people in school? When the textbooks were still new? Guess, what? Those are the same textbooks still in use,
for a large part. And that's pitiful.
You whine and complain about longer hours and more days. Your children can't even begin to compete against foreign systems. They're losing against
themselves. Summer vacation? A week or two less isn't going to kill any time camping, and are you really likely to have an extended stay in a foreign
country in this economy and world situation?
I didn't think so.
The school system in the States is so laughable. Your teachers have such enthusaism, and the cirruculam is current and relevant. If 50% of your
teachers became teachers to help children flourish into whatever they may want to be, instead of for summer, winter and spring holidays, it would
already be a huge improvement.
Nope. That ain't the case.
You become a teacher to teach, not for holidays.
Speaking as someone who really wasted their high school and am now regretting the loss of many things, like class, lunch with friends, my own real
grad, the correspondence style class I study now is better than what teachers are teaching your students. And I get around to teaching it to myself
for maybe 4 hours a week. And not to get egotistical, but I'd say I'm bright. High reading comprehension atleast. Not bright enough to attend high
school regularly, but hey. We mess up, some more than others.
You people spend so much on your precious military and your guns. Maybe, in one state(in the south, we'll say), when ever a gun is bought, the same
amount will be donated to the school system, for better teaching standards, a week or two more a year, and the same hours as now.
I'm sorry if I sound condescending, immature or whatever else. But this thread infuriated me. Truly. You people teach your children to hate school,
based on your own biased experiences. Summer good. School year bad. Why haven't we grown out of this idiotic mentality?
[edit on 29-9-2009 by TheAmazingK]