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To: globalwhiplash

I think it's a great idea. I'd love to see more option for 15-16 year olds. A lot of them want the education, but they don't want to deal with the slow, dumbed-down pace of today's classrooms. I was so bored in high school because I could master a lot of the information quickly, but we couldn't move on until the majority of the class got the concept. I really think the whole concept of schooling needs to radically change in our country.


8 posted on 12/21/2006 2:15:22 PM PST by kcbc2001
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To: kcbc2001

I'm with you! I experienced the same thing in my school years and now I have a son who's in the same boat. He aces the tests but is soooo bored with doing the same classroom excersizes day after day, therefore doesn't do them. But by God those lamebrains in the school system know my child better than I do and think that he should be held back... wah????


20 posted on 12/21/2006 2:42:17 PM PST by g33k355 ("He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.")
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To: kcbc2001
I really think the whole concept of schooling needs to radically change in our country.

I agree. We can start with, as John Taylor Gatto says, separating schooling from the idea of education.

22 posted on 12/21/2006 2:45:44 PM PST by Zack Nguyen
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