Public schools are prisons, first and foremost. Why should it matter if socialist? Public and private K-12 alike, with few exceptions, both fail terribly.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
If it does happen, you can call a parent and ask.
If the parent say's everything's cool, you can request a scrip and not punish the kid.
Especially if those rules are arbitrary or unreasonable.
If you fought, regardless of how it started, you got ISS or suspended.
I don't necessarily have a problem with hierarchies and power, I have a problem with some of the inherent designs of the hierarchy.
How have you divined how I think it should work?
I do appreciate the differences in children, that's why there are problems with public ed.
It's very difficult to educate 30 different kids, with 30 different learning abilities at one time.
And yet, they still attempt to do this.
I don't consider it heroic, I consider it foolish.
Schools need some change and people need more options, without the financial disincentive that current public ed levies, if you don't go to your sectioned school.
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.
It must be nice to be able to afford private education for your child (or even to be able to homeschool them). Unfortunately, most people cannot.My children's education thank god is NOT dependent on government. They will NEVER set foot in a public school as a student.
How is that funny?It's funny that even though schools do have a zero tolerance policy for illicit drugs, schools are one of the best places to get them.
Rules against allowing illegal drugs on school campus are neither arbitrary nor unreasonable. And if you don't like the rules/laws, then you have the right to campaign against them. But to argue one should be exempt from rules simply because one doesn't like them is silly.Of course someone can be. Especially if those rules are arbitrary or unreasonable.
Then don't fight? Seems like a reasonable conclusion to me. I'm 28 years old, and aside from the wrestling I've done with friends, I've never once come close to being in a fight.That may be true in your school, but it most definitely wasn't in mine. If you fought, regardless of how it started, you got ISS or suspended.
You seem to have a problem with the fact there is one at all. How else could a public school be run, except in its current form? Children need structure, children CRAVE structure. They want the discipline which comes from authority. There is nothing wrong with the hierarchy itself. When problems exist, they exist with individual people, not with the structure. It's a person problem, not a system problem.Well, it does. I don't necessarily have a problem with hierarchies and power, I have a problem with some of the inherent designs of the hierarchy.
But those things are WHY the system exists as it does. If a child gets into a fight and gets beaten badly, the school could be sued for not protecting the child. If a student brings medication to school, does not report it and suffers a serious side effect, the school could be responsible.Nothing is wrong with any of those things and then again, I never specifically said those things were a problem, aside from the self defense issue.
Fair enough.I never said how it should work. How have you divined how I think it should work? I do appreciate the differences in children, that's why there are problems with public ed. It's very difficult to educate 30 different kids, with 30 different learning abilities at one time.
Then please provide your blueprint which works better. That way I'll be able to more intelligently discuss your ideas and how they compare with public education today.
Funding education cannot be an exact science, especially in economic downturns. But we should always strive to treat all students equally.
Last edited by Slyfox696; 03-30-13 at 10:51 AM.
It would be socialism, and a good thing, if all children received the same quality of education ... right now educational experiences can be as different as night and day ... social and economic inequality will be the death of this country if we don't address it ... I hope no one calls me a socialist for saying that ...