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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Exactly what I am saying. Yes, schools exist to provide academics. But they also exist to teach socialization...manners.....human interactions....etc.
    True. Many people go to school for many different reasons. And schools try to meet those needs and desires as best they can. Some schools are predatory, a symptom of education for profit, and often take more than they give, all with the blessings of those they take.

    But, overall, you're quite correct to suggest there is more than one reason for a school. BTW, we also seed small business here. yet another function a school can serve.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    This thread hasn't answered the question of what schools should be doing but it has shown that our schools could be doing a better job of whatever it is they're supposed to be doing.
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    Re: What is the point of School?

    the point of school is to get an education, which includes learning how to properly and successfully
    function in an increasingly diverse society. and when I say "diverse", I mean in terms of values, ideas, religions, politics, and yes....race/ethnicity.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Do you believe the main point of school is to get a good education? To me, it must be about academics. Period. Learn the hard mathematics at a young age. Learn about the sciences. Don't cloud minds with politics and biased ideas. Acadmemics like math aren't biased; they are neither right nor left. As for science, without empirical proof, students should not be taught that the Big Bang happened.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Do you believe the main point of school is to get a good education? To me, it must be about academics. Period. Learn the hard mathematics at a young age. Learn about the sciences. Don't cloud minds with politics and biased ideas. Acadmemics like math aren't biased; they are neither right nor left. As for science, without empirical proof, students should not be taught that the Big Bang happened.
    The Big Bang Theory is the one which best describes the observables. Why should it not be taught as the accepted scientific theory?
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    Re: What is the point of School?

    The "point" of school is to enforce contemporary values. State schools enforce politically correct values, both academic and social. When you learn to follow instructions and obey authority, you can be trusted to fulfill a variety of state-sponsored functions, like worker, consumer, propaganda disseminator, soldier, government functionary. However, failing the trust test, by displaying discontent, dissent, or disobedience, you face a lifetime of social, political, and academic marginalization.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Markum_ View Post
    The "point" of school is to enforce contemporary values. State schools enforce politically correct values, both academic and social. When you learn to follow instructions and obey authority, you can be trusted to fulfill a variety of state-sponsored functions, like worker, consumer, propaganda disseminator, soldier, government functionary. However, failing the trust test, by displaying discontent, dissent, or disobedience, you face a lifetime of social, political, and academic marginalization.
    I think Joe Citizen wants an academic education. I think the police want the citizens to be taught respect for "law and order" and probably lots more respect than they deserve. I think the gov't wants to peddle propaganda/selective or creative history and does so by defining which textbooks are used when gov't money is involved. Try to take a course that indentifies the stockholder names of the Federal Reserve.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    What is the point of School? To educate dummies who start stupid polls.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    What is the point of School? To educate dummies who start stupid polls.
    Do elaborate.

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    Re: What is the point of School?

    the point of an education system is twofold: to prepare a citizenry to hold jobs, and be responsible self-governors.

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