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Originally posted by Republican08
The school system is a joke...
[edit on 7-6-2010 by Republican08]
Originally posted by airspoon
This truly is very sad. What's even more crazy, is that we are going to be forced to hire these kids over more qualified applicants because of Affirmative Action and other restrictive hiring measures.
To me, this is just another example of the huge "dumbing down" effort that seems to be going on in America. Our children deserve better than this. This should be absolutely unacceptable. Not only will this screw the children in question, but it is going to wind up screwing the entire country and possibly the entire world. This affects all of us, not just these children though these children are the ones who will lose out the most.
I know we have teachers on this site. Come on whats up with all the stupid kids.
Originally posted by guohua
reply to post by truthseeker1984
I want to thank you for your service to our children, I mean, It sounded to me like, you gave up because no one cares about education. I'm sure you do and it must of been frustrating to you to know there is a way to fix our problem, but it is not going to happen until the system collapses on it self.
Can you just imagine, how many other teachers, educators, mentors like yourself, could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but knew in their heart, know one except a few like yourselves cared.
It reminds me of a conveyor belt, rolling along just pushing them out and to be what? Ditch diggers are a dying breed, my first job before I was drafted, I had a wife and baby on the way, I remember getting payed 1.25 an hour.
I'm going to Rant a little more, OK?
You stated, "We need to take an approach like Japan."
YES, we do, or like China. Little do people know, kids in China Commit suicide because they can't attend college. Or they are dismissed from college because they failed a course. They are embarrassed to return to their families.
But then again, Japan and China don't have a Great Social Welfare System to fall back on.
Kind of harsh words coming from a professed educator. What makes you think vocational schools are just for "ditch diggers?" and "button pushers?"
Oh that's right, you seem to think it's necessarily important to go to an academic college, rack up student loans that will take you years to pay off, then realize the field you majored in got saturated last graduation and not only is no one hiring, but if you do get hired, the salary is only going to be half what you thought.