01-23-2007, 06:39 PM
Goddamn Wookies stealing my cookies, those furry gits should just stay on Kashyyyk and stop breaking into my house though I do now have a nice wookie rug and a wookie skull is grand for drinking hot chocolate. Otherwise telelmarketers.
01-23-2007, 06:46 PM
Surely you jest.
Originally Posted by yoda
If not, you fail.
01-23-2007, 06:49 PM
What exactly about school don't you like? I mean is it the people or the teachers or the fact that the date of the Boston Masacre will never help you get anywhere in life?
Originally Posted by csuti
I personally don't like the fact that the people who don't care about their education are being forced to go to school. It just interrupts those of us who don't want a job where the people who are paying you wish minimum wage hadn't gone up.
01-23-2007, 07:39 PM
I don't mind studying what I like. But why are we forced to study subjects that will not help us in our future careers? I personally am thinking of going into either graphics design or programming. I don't see how in anyway learning about atoms, quantum numbers, graph transitions, facts about wars, author biblographies, and what not, will help me in that case.
Originally Posted by mystic_guard_sinoel
I also dislike the early start, and the fact that the lectures are boring. We usually learn nothing more then we already know .. or atleast for me it's like that. So why do we even go to school? I'd rather stay at home, and teach myself something knew.
School takes up too much of our lives. I don't like that.
The people and teachers are fine tho. If it wern't for the educational part of school, I'd love to spend most of my time there.
01-23-2007, 07:42 PM
Why is school mandatory for all people again?
I mean look at the way things used to be people wanted to get into good schools and get an education but now most people at public schools just find it a waste of time.
01-23-2007, 08:02 PM
01-23-2007, 11:47 PM
School should definitely be essential for a minimum of years - every person should be required to have a minimum knowledge of most general areas, like Maths, History, Geography, Science, English, and stuff.
Maths - every person should be able to make basic calculations
History - we need to know where we come from, and what important people and events have helped shape who we are and what our country and world are. Things like wars need to be known about so we can try to avoid similar mistakes in the future.
Geography - we need to know a bit about the world. One type of person who pisses me off the most, is the American who doesn't see any merit in knowing anything about anywhere else other than his own country. Not only is that just sad and pathetic because there's so much other great stuff out there; it's also dangerous because it leads to a belief that your country is the best, other countries (and therefore, their citizens) are at a lesser level, breeds excessive nationalism, and helps to either incite or support wars.
Science - People should be able to understand the basic make-up of the world they live in. Science is used in loads of ways where it may not be immediately obvious. The ability to be be able to plan experiements and evaluate results is also a skill which will be invaluable in nearly any profession.
English - Every English-speaking person should be able to do it reasonably well. This is a particularly necessary skill if you plan on doing anything other than being one of those guys who live on the street and sell drawings on the footpath. If you ever want to get a contract, a job, or do basically anything, you're gonna need to use English. And if you're crap at it, either you're gonna get taken advantage of, or people won't take you seriously.... or at the very least, your meaning can get confused and you end up making sentences like this:
Either way, you lose.
Originally Posted by csuti
I dunno what the system is in America, but in NZ, each child must go to school ntil the age of 16, and must study core subjects for most of that time. There's more flexibility as you approach 16, and after 16, you can do what you want. I think that's a good system.
And that's not even mentioning the paternal benefits in (a) making a child do something, the benefit of which they won't realise until later; (b) ensuring that that education is available even to those children who may want it, but whose parents may want to refuse it to them - on financial, religious, or other reasons - and lets them have the opportunity to make their own decision; and (c) limiting a child's options so they don't take off down a reckless path which was actually really stupid, but they were too young to realise it, and therefore preventing regret later when it is too late.
01-23-2007, 11:52 PM
Not to mention it gets the damn kids out of the house for a few hours and with a little careful scheduling means parents can work and earn money without neglecting their children.
01-24-2007, 12:38 AM
Hey people, how are you today, I'm fabulous! *giggle*
Lets all go shopping, YAY!
........yeah, camp people.
01-24-2007, 12:44 AM
Yeah when it's real over-the-top, that can get pretty annoying.
But lately, I've found ones like that who don't get me mad, just crack me up. So maybe they're not all bad. Sometimes they're good to laugh at. And not in a mean-spirited way, but in a genuine you're-a-pretty-fun-guy-to-hang-out-with kind of way.
But yeah, they mostly suck, I think.
Oh. Pun not intended.