I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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.
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.
This is a step backwards. High Schools keep kids out of the job market.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
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.
Last edited by tacomancer; 02-20-10 at 01:22 PM.
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 03:38 PM.