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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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    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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    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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    "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 Jun 24, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have always tried to see the good in people but sometimes I wonder. I'm a very kind and caring individual. I was blessed with empathy and morals, which unfortunately many people...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always try to see the good in people even when they've done wrong to me. If they don't seem like they'll be someone I'd like to talk to but they really want to talk, I'll give...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I always try to see the good in people no matter what.
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes you have a principle that you will not allow people to come across , but suddenly you find this principle collapses because someone you are afraid to lose has come across...
    Bobosa Bobosa 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I always try to see good in people but I tried with no good.
    Longsilver83 Longsilver83 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Thak a step back. Look at yourself. You are human. You are beautiful. You are so beautiful. And you can be anything . You can be everything . Do not hat evryone because someone...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok. So what is so wrong with having sex All the time with a couple different women. I am not married, not dating em. I am responsible. Why do people make me feel like iam a bad...
    ericramone ericramone 31-35, M a week ago

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    You could be a bad person and i'd still try to see the good in you. Even if no one else sees it
    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So sad. If they are really good,u dont have to try for see it...
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Even when I really shouldn't. There have been times when I need to let someone go and realize they're just plain cruel and there isn't a single good bone in their body and I'm to...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    No matter who you are. What your problem is, or what your question is. I don't care. I consider my job on here is to answer everyone's question or give advice or even listen to...
    lifequestsearcher243 lifequestsearcher243 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I guess...I wouldn't be an impartial juror.
    SummerJane SummerJane 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Or maybe I am just naive.
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    And sometimes I'm amazed. Even the person I hate the most, still, has that kindness in them. Maybe, we are just focusing on the things that we don't like about them, that we...
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am not religious. But i do think about it some times. If there ever was a god I honestly don't blame him for leaving us behind xD, this world has gone off track. The least he...
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Sadly, I have met some on here and wonder if this is an indictment of our educational system.
    greeneyedgirl12 greeneyedgirl12 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It was midnight, this past summer, a friend and I where driving a though a trail in the bush on my 100 acre farm in Midwestern ontario Canada (on a 4 wheeler). As we were driving I...
    crb80 crb80 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 10

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