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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    It doesn't mean we'll have a less-educated workforce, as the typical person this is targeted at is not going to have any less education. This is not designed for overachievers who are trying to get a leg up on their admission to Yale, it's designed for kids who know that they want to pursue a trade or similar career and don't feel it's a good use of their time to spend two more years learning irrelevant **** when they could be learning more useful and hands-on things.
    Because, lord knows, one problem we really have in the U.S. is that people are just TOO educated when they finish high school...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Because, lord knows, one problem we really have in the U.S. is that people are just TOO educated when they finish high school...
    How is this a response to anything I posted?

    One problem that we have is that students are being forced to waste their time on things that are not relevant to them, which can lead to students dropping out before graduation or going straight from high school to their jobs. By allowing students who know what they want to do to go directly into job-specific training at age 16 rather than 18, they will be less likely to drop out and more likely to follow through with their trade-specific education. We had a quasi-version of this at my high school, and it worked quite well for those who chose to participate in it.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    I am always amazed at the number of people who refuse to face the facts regardless of the consequences even when what is at risk is our children's future and the eventually the Nation it's self.

    To think teachers and professors don't allow there political leanings into the clas room is like trying to claim that Chris Mathews and Obermann treat both parties equally.

    And yes this idea is politically motivated as I said it's feel good measure not a viable serious proposal that addresses the real issues as most of what either bureaucrats and politicians come up with.

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

    The only place I've ever had a politically charged teacher was that one semester I did at a community college for the hell of it, and it was an economics class

    I've taken a few political science classes and am in some now, I haven't detected a hint of political bias in my professors, all they teach is theory.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    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.
    You have just described many 17,18,19,20 and 21+ years olds.
    You want to see a bunch of people act like kids go to any college party.

    Why don't we stop treating people like infants for a change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    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.
    Most, if not all, public universities already take people at those ages.
    They can get jobs in their off time.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    It doesn't mean we'll have a less-educated workforce, as the typical person this is targeted at is not going to have any less education. This is not designed for overachievers who are trying to get a leg up on their admission to Yale, it's designed for kids who know that they want to pursue a trade or similar career and don't feel it's a good use of their time to spend two more years learning irrelevant **** when they could be learning more useful and hands-on things.
    I think this can be targeted towards over achievers who don't want to waste their time with that junk.


    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.
    Don't you go to a public school?

    Here there are a **** ton of remedial classes for adults that don't know algebra and high school reading.
    They are usually packed.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think this can be targeted towards over achievers who don't want to waste their time with that junk.
    But the "junk" that they would be learning in that last two years is a fairly fundamental part of most liberal arts programs. The rationale for letting some students avoid it is that those who avoid it are not planning on getting a liberal arts degree at any point in the future.

    Don't you go to a public school?

    Here there are a **** ton of remedial classes for adults that don't know algebra and high school reading.
    They are usually packed.
    My high school was public, and it had something like this that was quite successful.
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    Re: High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    But the "junk" that they would be learning in that last two years is a fairly fundamental part of most liberal arts programs. The rationale for letting some students avoid it is that those who avoid it are not planning on getting a liberal arts degree at any point in the future.
    They rehash a lot of stuff you learn in high school in college.
    American history, world civ, English 1&2, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    My high school was public, and it had something like this that was quite successful.
    I meant a state university.
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