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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Most colleges will take a few individual students who have completed all of their high school classes by 15 or 16 and who are at the top of their class. I doubt they'll be as eager to take a huge number of kids who have only completed two years of high school and who are not necessarily at the top of their class. I'm sure that they'll take some, but not all.
    I have to disagree as far as state schools go.

    They all have remedial classes for people who don't meat the minimum requirements.
    It's pretty easy to get into a state college.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
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    My daughter is 16 and already taking college classes at her high school. There would be zero advantage to me for her to test out of high school and start attending college at this point in time. First, I don't believe she is mature enough (yet) to be living on a university campus. Second, she's attending college RIGHT NOW, in essence, on her high school campus, and it is costing us ZERO DOLLARS. This will allow us to save thousands when she does start attending college full-time.

    I have no problems with allowing students to test out of school, but I don't see how the U.S. is well-served by having a less educated workforce. Nor, in my experience, are most 16-year-olds mature enough to be out in the workforce full-time. For most of those who will opt out, it may well mean lower earnings over their lifetime.
    Don't preach to me woman, I have to boys in high school who are seniors and a daughter graduating from college this year. I am in a position to comment on this all I want, so buzz off.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    I am somewhat torn on this issue. If I had the option of getting out of high school fast enough I probably would have jumped on it, but that was because my first three years in high school were pretty bad and I hated them. Then when I switched schools senior year I loved it and had an amazing senior year. Plus there is just something about senior year that makes it special. You are the head of the school, you get a senior trip, you get to pull a senior prank, prom is for you.

    Then college is hard enough to enter at 18 as is. I think if I or majority of my friends were to have entered at 16 it would have ended very badly with this new freedom and a lot of ignorance that went with being 16. I know there are some kids that should enter college early and for them I say go for it, but for the majority of us I think it really is a bad idea. I mean just make it so senior year isn't such a joke and you actually learn things. At least until like March when you let seniors be seniors.

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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    The only way this would be a good idea is if it were made illegal to teach one word of any political ideology.

    Too many teachers and college professors are Leftist and it bad for the Nation.

    History has shown that Leftist destroy nations as they trying hard to do now with Obama leading the way.

    The bad choices by the Left and Right in the past two Administrations of Clinton and Bush have put us in the mess we are in and Obama is making it worse and killing the economy so that having a good or longer education is going to train you do do nothing because there won't be any jobs outside of the corrupt Government and since the Government jobs pay almost twice a much as the private jobs being killed by higher taxes, it won't take long before the whole system collapses.

    This is what happens when people liten to false promises made by amateurs like Obama and everyone in his administration.

    If the crazy spending isn't stopped along with the idiotic Tax hikes all the school in the world isn't going to help.

    The drop out rate is what 50% in some states and those kids don't have any education when they quit.

    This is just another feel good nonsensical measure to hide what is really needed and that is less Liberal BS and strict discipline and no more everybody passes and no bidy gets an F crap.

    They can start with no phone use on school. I picked up a child at a local Jr High School and saw two girls walking next to each other talking on the phone to each other. I asked Richard about it when he came out and he said some of them spend most of there time in class texting

    The system is broken and the way to fix it is get rid of the teachers unions not the last two years.

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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The only way this would be a good idea is if it were made illegal to teach one word of any political ideology.

    Too many teachers and college professors are Leftist and it bad for the Nation.

    History has shown that Leftist destroy nations as they trying hard to do now with Obama leading the way.

    The bad choices by the Left and Right in the past two Administrations of Clinton and Bush have put us in the mess we are in and Obama is making it worse and killing the economy so that having a good or longer education is going to train you do do nothing because there won't be any jobs outside of the corrupt Government and since the Government jobs pay almost twice a much as the private jobs being killed by higher taxes, it won't take long before the whole system collapses.

    This is what happens when people liten to false promises made by amateurs like Obama and everyone in his administration.

    If the crazy spending isn't stopped along with the idiotic Tax hikes all the school in the world isn't going to help.

    The drop out rate is what 50% in some states and those kids don't have any education when they quit.

    This is just another feel good nonsensical measure to hide what is really needed and that is less Liberal BS and strict discipline and no more everybody passes and no bidy gets an F crap.

    They can start with no phone use on school. I picked up a child at a local Jr High School and saw two girls walking next to each other talking on the phone to each other. I asked Richard about it when he came out and he said some of them spend most of there time in class texting

    The system is broken and the way to fix it is get rid of the teachers unions not the last two years.
    I made a serious attempt to find something to talk about that would be hard to tie into national politics and people trading talking points. Yet you managed to do it. Good job!

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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I made a serious attempt to find something to talk about that would be hard to tie into national politics and people trading talking points. Yet you managed to do it. Good job!
    My favorite part is he assumes that all professors that are left use their personal view in class. I only know of one professor at BU that uses her personal view in class, all the others just teach. Now outside of class is a different story, but during class it is actually pretty fair.

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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    This is a step backwards. High Schools keep kids out of the job market.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    My favorite part is he assumes that all professors that are left use their personal view in class. I only know of one professor at BU that uses her personal view in class, all the others just teach. Now outside of class is a different story, but during class it is actually pretty fair.
    Thinking back to highschool and college, I only had two teachers who would inject their views into the classroom and both were hardcore conservative.

    I wonder if it had to do with the fast that I was in the district that sent Newt Gingrich Washington during the whole contract with america thing.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Thinking back to highschool and college, I only had two teachers who would inject their views into the classroom and both were hardcore conservative.

    I wonder if it had to do with the fast that I was in the district that sent Newt Gingrich Washington during the whole contract with america thing.
    Oh in high school we had to watch only Fox News programs as homework and you ever said anything bad against President Bush and teachers and students would get pretty defensive. I am sure there are schools like that with President Obama, but it is honestly stupid and is not a very friendly learning environment.

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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    I have mixed feelings. In one way it's fine to let people exit early if that's what they want to do, but 16 year olds are still kids in a lot of ways. This is just another method of preparing them for the job market faster. I don't see how any 16 year old can know what it is they want to do for the rest of their lives.

    The other problem is that if the universities and colleges in these states lower the entrance age, then there will be more 16 year olds with a lot of time on their hands, and the devil makes work of idle hands.
    Last edited by Orion; 02-20-10 at 04:38 PM.

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