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What would you change about the American public school system?
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What would you change about the American public school system?
I really wish I would have learned earlier in life how to identify logical fallacies. It may be helpful for some type of philosophy course be required for High School students. What about you? What would you change?
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#2
RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
I would just make it have better education. I went to a private catholic school from k-8, and then public 9-12, and the difference is astounding. Public school was so much easier and laid back. Too laid back. It was a joke, really. But i had a blast. Smile
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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#3
RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
I concur, and had a similar experience..though the difference is that -some- private catholic schools (certainly the ones that people jostle to get their kids into) operate as well-funded feeders for ivy league colleges.  You kind of expect them to be less chill.  

Public schools, largely, as a counterpoint...are little more than hopped up daycares where we stuff kids away whoile mommy and daddy go to work.  We don;t fund them well, we underpay the teachers, and we fail to provide adequate educational tools.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#4
RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
Slash, machete and chop overhead; consolidate school districts. A given county or city does not need 5 or even 20 superintendents and boards of educations and separate armies of administrators.

Spend the money on educating the kids.
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#5
RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
We do spend more on admin than on education.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
The problem is not how much we spend but how much we waste on antiquated methods.
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#7
RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
We -should- spend twice as much (or more) on an updated methodology. It would provide better returns.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#8
RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
Pay teachers 4x as much as they are paid now.
If The Flintstones have taught us anything, it's that pelicans can be used to mix cement.

-Homer Simpson
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#9
RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
Shovel money into funding for public schools, instead of the military. Also probably would have a Myths and Religions extracurricular class to help explain things about religions and cults. That way we don't get a bunch of people yelling about wanting god in the classrooms.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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RE: What would you change about the American public school system?
Surprisngly, a good catholic school run by jesuits teaches precisely that.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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