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Old 04-25-2007, 09:04 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Santabot
Passing in high school is not that simple of a task.
Jesus need to get some new friends.
Personally, from experience, I've seen that making a minor error in the FIFTH grade can cost you an entire year or two of math or even science to make you behind/ahead of the rest of the class. I had a few key absences in school in fifth grade, and this lead to me missing a vital test that eventually lowered my grade to a C (it was, I believe, very border-line close to a B) and that kept me from eventually being in Calculus this year, I'm in Pre-calc, but if that certain small event that I actually didn't have a choice in the matter, it actually entirely changed my classes, schedules, friends and teachers, etc.
Guess what? When you go to college, most of your classes, schedules, friends , and teacher will change again. Then you know what? When you graduate and go to grad school in another country, it's gonna happen to you all over again. Then guess what? When you graduate and get a job, it's going to happen all over again.

It's called life kid, and change is a big part of it.

Academics aren't the only type of scholarships out there, and if someone is struggling in high school, then they need to be thinking about Trade School, not college anyway.
The school system is in a MAJOR need of reform. I believe the school system needs to be privatized to promote school teachers to work harder to earn better pay for their contributions. More awards need to be given and less selective cliques should be acknowledged, at this point, there are various small groups that will attend EVERY scholastic opportunity extra-curricularly, but others will not be informed of any way to get to those events in order to achieve.

If you want to argue the school system with me, someone who is still currently in it, at one of the best schools around, and has all of the advantages of seeing the peak of ability and the others who are drastically behind in education, I should be able to easily give a better judgment on the way the process is being run and handled in its current state, at least locally.
Why would I want to argue the school system with you?

Simply put, I don't care about people who lack the intelligence OR the ambition to pass high school. We have welfare, government housing, food stamps, free clinics, and even prison for those. We aren't all created equally and it's about time we stopped blaming external forces on the failures of the individual.

BTW, you never did address student loans. You know, that alternative to military service for higher education that everyone qualifies for......
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