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    Re: What is the point of School?

    we go to school to get a good education and to get skills.

    they run the school to make money.

    sometimes, they also run the school to help the future of America be well-rounded citizens, who are prepared for the society that awaits them.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Here's what I think the point of school is:

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    Parents can teach their children individually, but chances are they have a day job and are not 100% studied up on all of the “core” subjects like history, math, english, ect. Schools centralize these teaching experts, who are studied up in their respective curriculum, to teach our children (presumably) in a much more effective manner than would a parent with only minimal knowledge in each subject.

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    School is one of our first ‘separation’ mechanisms that will take a group of people and will tell us who is more productive and who is less productive. The process isn’t perfect, and of course we have the story of our geniuses who perform poorly in school, drop out to start a multi-million dollar company, ect, but IN GENERAL this is what school does.

    Smart, productive people will go to better colleges, and will be directed into better jobs on average, while the ‘slackers’ or those who are not as intelligent will get in to less prestigious schools and will have a more difficult time landing high-profile jobs.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The whole point of school is academics so you will be able to get employment as adult.Diversity and other **** is irreverent.
    BS. In order to BE an Adult you have to be able to ACT like one....which requires socialization training.
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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    BS. In order to BE an Adult you have to be able to ACT like one....which requires socialization training.
    What do you mean?

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What do you mean?
    Getting a job and being successful in one isn't just down to what skills you possess or how smart you are or think you are. It's also down to how you relate to others, how you handle social situations and your ability to work together as a team on an issue.

    And as I get older I'm beginning to realise high school dynamics in terms of the way people relate to eachother never really dissipates in adult life, they just get more subtle as time goes on.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    School exists for academic reasons. It doesn't exist to provide a social life or promote diversity (nor should it).
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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Private schools and colleges are a business. They exist to make money.

    How do they make money? By charging students for an education.
    Or just charging them. Making a profit doesn't always require a fair exchange.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    we go to school to get a good education and to get skills.

    they run the school to make money.

    sometimes, they also run the school to help the future of America be well-rounded citizens, who are prepared for the society that awaits them.
    I think this is the first post Ive been on that I agreed with you on.

    You go to school to get skills. ultimatly what your supposed to do is learn a skill like building. And once you get into the real world apply it.

    And by making money I assume that you think of it like this. The more and better the skill, the more you get payed. Great pay means more taxe dollars for the government.

    Schools does help you become a more well-rounded person. Escpecially a civics and economics class. Where you get to learn and understand that this is what the government is and this is how it works. Also, you get used to be arounds classmates which become your future co-workers. In the real world, you work together with co-workers and in school you have group projects.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What do you mean?
    Exactly what I am saying. Yes, schools exist to provide academics. But they also exist to teach socialization...manners.....human interactions....etc.
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    Re: What is the point of School?

    The points of school, in this order:
    1. State Babysitting
    2. Socialization and Indoctrination
    3. Academic Education based on terrible standards and one-size fits all approach that dumbs and slows it down for the lowest common denominator at the expense of the attention of the gifted.
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