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I See the Education System Leaving People Behind

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    Texas School Bd Wants To Hold Them Back

    I have been amazed many times at the lunacy of the right, but this by far out strips just about anything of late. Last week, the Texas School Board voted, along party lines to make over 100 changes to their curriculum and text books. Now ordinarily I wouldn't give a damn what...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    I See This, But Education Is A Two Way Street

    (I posted this in another group first, but I would have posted it here, if I had known this group existed. The kids and their families must want and appreciate education for it to be of any use.  And I don't just mean that "You go get the di-ploma, Junior" sense that so...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 40 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    Poor Education Threat To US National Security

    I am an American university professor working outside of the country, and I have grave concerns about the downward trend in education in the US. A 2008 report by the National Defense Industrial Association on a 2007 study reported that higher education in the US had become...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    My Story

    WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG. ARE YOU READY TO READ MY FRUSTRATIONS? Nobody needs to know Pythagoras' theorem. Instead children need to cultivate in an environment that will teach & allow them to expel skill. The whole damn world's curriculum is shady take out all of those usual...
    Ethereal26 Ethereal26 18-21, M 4 Responses May 31, 2011

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    Get With New Technology

    When I started teaching ESL they handed me an outline, a roll book and a pat on the back. At first it was "follow the rules" but I love to get people involved so I began experimenting tried all kinds of ideas, rejected what didn't work and soon had a huge class. That was exciting...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    Money Is Not the Answer.....

            Unless We Act Now, Our Schools Are Doomed To Failure…             When my son was in the third grade, my wife got a call from the school nurse telling her that everything was all...
    mewold mewold 66-70, M 24 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Northern Virginia

    Is there a person out there who can explain the way public education works in northern Virginia?  I would love to hear your take.  My understanding is this.  The rest of the citizens largely dink around, toying at getting their children good educations...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2010

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    "No Child Left Behind"? Are you kidding?

    I do consulting and contract programming for various technology-intensive industries around the country, so I'm continurally being inserted into their software development groups for one reason or another. These folks are really sharp, but schedules can slip anywhere, and...
    dorcsssc dorcsssc 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Can Anyone Help?

    Skyler is also known as my sunshine. Skyler is 9 1/2 yrs old and has Asperger Syndrome which is on the lower end of the Autism spectrum. Along with Asperger's Skyler also has PDD, ADD, ADHD,OCD, and a few other learning disorders. All this being said he can be a challenge at...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2010

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    Childhood Depression And Education

    Hello, i am a 22 year old man from britain and i am a product of the education wasteland.i have always liked school, i love to lean new thing even to this day but i found it extremely stressful to go there, not because i was bullied or anything like that but for reasons unknown...
    delemere delemere 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    Why Do Americans-liberals And Conservatives Alike-hate Education Passively?

    In the United States, if we-both liberals and conservative-can't abandon the passive hatred against education, American education will never reform; neither increasing salaries for teachers nor charter schools will help. It will continue to be the battleground of the pointless...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    The System

    "Why cant you make an a?" "Why can you make a b?" "Why cant you make a c?" "Why cant you make a d atleast?" "Why are you failing now?" There's a box where we all fit. Lets call this box our "standard" box. In this standard box is everyone, from the minimum wage latino's to the...
    pumpkin890 pumpkin890 18-21 Feb 25, 2013

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    Bullshit Agendas

    I have heard so many stories on how people are left to hang in the cold after they worked their ***** off and wasted their youthful time to gain nothing from the educational system!They do not care nor do they give anyone the time of day to help further their true potential!Only...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 20, 2012

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    Electricity

    The age of science has change the status of the universe.We are part of the earth as well as the universe.Now electricity has cut off .bye
    skrc4u skrc4u 46-50, M Apr 11, 2012

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    What Future?

     I teach emotional and behaviorally disturbed students.  I am really afraid for the future of this country.  It is amazing what kinds of standards these kids run by.  My world contains kids that think it is natural to tell an adult to f off, I'm not doing that...
    cassidyrose cassidyrose 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2008

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    Dag Nabbit, You Aren't Just Leaving Behind The "lost Souls".

    Tutorial. Wasting hours of life in my high school since the beginning of this school year. Fail the practice ACT test, and you are doomed to a wasted hour a day for the rest of your high school life. Theres no way out. Trust me, Ive written letters. I never started thinking...
    Psychosquid Psychosquid 16-17 Jan 9, 2013

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    A Very Timely Group!

    I just read some comments from my teacher friends on Facebook.  It turns out that my county in its infinite "wisdom" thinks that giving teachers a 3% pay decrease AND banning all mini refrigerators and microwaves is the best way to solve the budget woes!!Teachers should be...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku: America's Secret Weapon

    Studies in the last 6 years have shown that while in the average IQ score on the Stanford-Binet test is 100 in America and Europe, it is 105 in East Asia (Wang, 2011). Let’s look at China. It has a population of 1.34 billion. With a mean score of 105, that means there is 1...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F Sep 23, 2013

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    How Times Change

    yesterday i was talking to a friend who has a teenage daughter and son in the choral program of the local high school, some of the things said to me concerned me vastly since i went to the school some years ago and choir was a real positive experience for me. Instead of doing the...
    tamikay tamikay 31-35, F Mar 22, 2013

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    How To Find A Job When There Are None

    This might help! Many people rely on "Help Wanted" advertisements to find employment. Don't! Look beyond that. There's an enormous iceberg of jobs under the surface in the U.S. economy. You can't see them because they go unfilled and other employees take up the slack... Read more...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 3, 2012

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    So, I'm Screwed Out Of A Year.

    It all started in my Freshman year of highschool. I hated the normal school setting and wanted to try something else after freshman year so I looked into online highschool for my Sophomore year. I liked it at first But quickly realized that I just couldn't continue on doing it...
    Soulas Soulas 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    Childhood Depression And Education

    Hello, i am a 22 year old man from britain and i am a product of the education wasteland.i have always liked school, i love to lean new thing even to this day but i found it extremely stressful to go there, not because i was bullied or anything like that but for reasons unknown...
    delemere delemere 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    In General

    I didn't much like school when I was still in it, and here's why. I've always loved learning( still do), but it was hard to pay attention to the lesson when half the kids I graduated with could barely read at a 4th or 5th grade level and could barely multiply or devise, much less...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Sep 3, 2011

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    All Education Before College Is Useless In Real Life

    -It's true. Other than knowing basic maths, and reading/writing and other similarly basic skills, everything else is useless unless you go to college. The best way to describe to you why this is the case is to tell you a story of what happened to me during middle-school. Back...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M Mar 18, 2013

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    English Lessons

    I have put together a blog on education I didn't think this would become so popular so fast. I get about 200 visitors a day from all over the world and they keep coming back because I collaborate with my own students to write articles on their own text books. I have developed my...
    SKwrites SKwrites 41-45, M Jun 8, 2013

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    The Education System Left Me Behind:

    At this point, I'm not ready to reveal my identity just yet due to the content I've shared. However, I have even been interviewed about it, and this webpage with my story has been embedded into the history of the internet- which I gave the go-ahead to, but I can't say I feel 110...
    loveisdeadly loveisdeadly 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2010

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    I Am A Non-trad Student

    This means I am an adult going back to college later in life(age 55). I see an appalling level of ignorance in the students coming to college straight from high school. They have no comprehension, spelling, or research skills, and many lack simple common sense. (My room mate's 18...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    The Education System Failed My Child In Math

    I chose to send my child to a charter school for elementary, and an optional school for High School and Junior High. She spent 4th and 5th grade at a Montessori school. The Montessori School was probably the biggest mistake I made in her education. We chose a smaller environment...
    swtcheeks swtcheeks 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2011

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    A Second Language Is For Everyone

    One of the things that isolated kids, kids in rough neighborhoods and dyslexic kids don't get. and others do, is a chance to shine in foreign language education. A new, excellent and affordable resource called "Talking to the Whole Wide World" enables non-specialist...
    penivos penivos 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    Found An Awesome Web Site I Wanted To Share

    This site is an educational one that offers things like abc's, learn to read, its fun to read, im reading, downloads, and tons of other stuff too... and the best part is its free! Check it out go to   www.starfall.com   We hope you like it as much as...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F Mar 22, 2010

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    My Son Was One

    The school labeled my son with so many learning disabilities that I can not remember all of their names. Public school was a struggle for him. After a lot of research I found that all of the labels they were putting on my son possibly belonged under one label: Dyslexia. So, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 18, 2011

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    Can We End the "No Child Left Behind" Mandate?

    This is possibly the worst idea that has ever been implemented in public education in the last 50 years. With the mandate sounding like a good thing for all, some embraced it. But... let's consider where this idea was born. Our frat boy president, who scraped  through...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I simply can't believe that people would hurt each other on purpose just for fun. There must be a greater goal behind it or it has to be an accident when that happens. Whenever I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm always told this and then I'm told that it's a bad thing which I don't see it as a bad thing because I give everyone a chance
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Sometimes it is only a tiny thing but it is the thing that links us all in civilisation. A spark of human decency, relative to experience. Sometimes you have got to wade through...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Nov 26

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    Positive thinking is an understanding that what's really important is knowing who you are and who you want to be. It's also knowing that you always get to choose how you respond to...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Tim Pivarnik has more than 12 years of experience in the education field. He is a very dedicated, loyal, and seasoned educator who is committed to improving the achievements of...
    peterson255 peterson255 26-30, F Dec 10

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    I hate how the education system in Florida specifically is such a joke. Students are progressively becoming less & less intelligent due to the lack of genuinely challenging...
    asdfghjkltaylor asdfghjkltaylor 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    It's not that I hate being with other people. It's just that I've got trust issues. I hate people leaving me behind. :( But that's inevitable so I have to face that fact.
    nightfurydoodie nightfurydoodie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Even simple things such as going to watch a video on Youtube, you see a million negative, irrelevant comments down below attacking whoever, whatever in the video and then attacking...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I been going to Greece every year for years in mid summer. On mykonos they have several clothing optional beaches. Most of the time I am the only one naked on them beaches. I see...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm not posting all these posts for attention, I'm trying to help those in need, I know what it's like to have no one, what it's like to not want to be alive, what it's like to...
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm just wondering how people see me because many people told me that I looked way above my age even though I'm 15 they tell me I look 18, 19 even 20! I think it's probably my...
    mysticaldreams mysticaldreams 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This heading is true regarding my personal experience. However, I refuse to put myself in boxes...I will not limit my thinking to believing that I should be used to it. We attract...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am quite done with my study abroad semeter in France. This afternoon I'll be leaving Dijon and headed to Paris. I'm so excited because I am going to see my grandma, whom I haven...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like I am so behind in life.. I should be graduating this year and getting my bachelors. Instead, I'm starting on my associates. I just want to do well and get into...
    gnycnn gnycnn 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was driving my Polaris ranger to my tree stand when I saw a grizzly bear cross the path in front of me. It was small so I figured it was a cub and that the mother was either In...
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Ever since i was a child i always noticed things that were saddening. No matter if others noticed it they would always move on as if it had never occurred. I couldn't fathom the...
    CuriousCausality CuriousCausality 22-25, M Dec 11

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    I feel i am so behind in life. as if i'm playing catch up. i started my life as an adult so young. i thought i knew what i was doing. i married at 18. then when i was 19 i got...
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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