reply to post by muzzleflash
Being rude and disrespctful doesn't change anything. It doesn't make the teacher do anything different. All it does is take away from those that want
to learn things like poetry, art, math, and science. It takes away the time that a teacher spends teaching the constitution and other important
You would deal with the issue more effectively by raising your hand and saying, "Excuse me, but according to Dr. XYZ their is evidence that Leif
Ericson was the first European to discover North America." That is how you challenge the authority and change things. It opens up the opportunity for
discussion. Believe me a lot of teachers want to teach kids that Leif Ericson made it to the continent before Columbus, and that Columbus landed in
the Caribean. However, their forced curiculum tells them to teach a certain way. If a student asks though they can expand and "clarify."
I get tired of people claiming that school is a human rights violation. Attempting to educate people is not a human rights violation. If all you do is
take what they teach and regurgitate it, that is your fault. If you take what you are taught and use the skills to learn more you are ahead of the
system. Use algebra to learn linear thinking and problem solving. Use history to understand the present. Use the gift of literacy to expand your world
School does offer a lot to self motivated people. The current system is in serious disaray, but it offers a lot when teachers are allowed to do their
job. I honestly believe I turned out as a much better person because of my third grade, fifth grade, and eighth grade history teachers. My eighth
grade NC History teacher taught me that it was okay to think outside of the box. Because of him I learned that it was okay to question history and to
admit that I interpereted the impact differently.
My ninth grade English teacher was a god send. That year she made me feel accepted for me. Something I hadn't felt at home in years.
My principal - from third through fith grade - taught me so much about fairness and forgiveness that I still owe him. He also taught me to appreciate
this country's heritage and the promise that it holds.
Education is a gift. If you let it force you to become a cog that says something about you. I went through the public school system and at times it
was hell. At times it nearly broke me. I came out the other side and I came out stronger. I became determined to reach my full individual potential
and determined not to stop any one else from reaching their's. I didn't understand it in those terms at the time. I was living it though. Thanks to
the gift of education I am still living it.
So you and other's can complain about it being a prison system. You can call it a human rights violation. The truth is what makes it horrible is the
unruly one's that destroy the chance to learn, the bad teachers, and those that don't use the basics to advance their own knowledge. If a person goes
through school and become a cog in "the system" they were probably so lazy it would have happened any way.
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