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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
All that would do would create a new generation of morons.
Sure you'd probably have a chunk of America more educated coming out of high school, but you'd be offsetting it with a massive number of low income people who have next to no education.
Maybe if you're looking to replace the illegal Mexican workforce in America with uneducated Americans.
I don't think a country should be able to keep it's first world status without a public education system. Education should be free!
And private school is one thing, but home schooling is another... people who have been home schooled like to assert that they're so much more educated than the rest but I've never actually met anyone that demonstrates as much. At best they know more about Jesus
Originally posted by Ellie Sagan
reply to post by XxRagingxPandaxX
Wow, your response is well-said! I am a bit surprised to see that you are 15. You seem to have your head on straight. Just so you know, I think a lot of people will discount your opinions and thoughts just because you are young. That is a big mistake on their part. I've always treated kids as people, just as I do adults. I make no distinction due to age. As a result, a lot of young people are drawn to me. They know I respect them. I wish more adults were like that too.
edit to add: It seems like an inconsistency to say that I am surprised you are a teen. I meant that a lot of teens don't think about a solution to the old hating school issue. There's a reason kids hate school, they see it as the prison that it is. I didn't mean that you were incapable of intelligent thought because you are young!
[edit on 26-4-2010 by Ellie Sagan]