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Thoughts on school? #7366875
09/28/21 08:17 PM
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Do you guys think a lot of what is taught in school is pointless?

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7366880
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Yup


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7366893
09/28/21 08:27 PM
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Some yes, some no. Common core has got to go.

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7366895
09/28/21 08:29 PM
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Hmmm... I think learning a little about a lot is valuable, even if some things don't seem useful to the student at the time. When they're older they can choose what topics to go deeper into. But do I think there's some stuff taught that could be replaced by more valuable life skills or real world knowledge? Definitely.


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7366905
09/28/21 08:34 PM
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Look at school this way. School doesn't teach you the answers to the problems, it teaches you how to find the answers to the problems. As well as build a foundation of knowledge to go off of along the way

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7366913
09/28/21 08:38 PM
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yes -- unless you want to become a liberal then everything applies wonderfully. There is some good info provided there. In my case I was bored to death -- learning all you can learn is not a bad thing - should be a goal to learn something new every day. The day I stop learning will be the day they close the casket. That being said -- sometimes you just have to "go through the motions" so that you can graduate.

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7366943
09/28/21 08:59 PM
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Not sure what you mean by pointless.
Think everything I learned in school has come into play at one time or another. Even French helped me once or twice, lol.
What Iíve noticed with todayís youth is they donít read anymore. I learned so much from reading. I can tell you life lessons I learned and applied just reading Louis LíAmour books, read every book heís ever written.

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7366975
09/28/21 09:31 PM
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I believe L"Amour said he never let school get in the way of his education. That guy led a heck of a life, he was the real deal. I have all of his books and have read them all several times.

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367012
09/28/21 11:01 PM
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From the stories Iíve read on the news the last few months Iíd say yes if I lived in the city. I canít believe the crap in those schools! Out here it isnít that much different than when I was in school. The 3 Rís are still being taught. Mask less by the way


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367041
09/29/21 04:30 AM
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A teacher once told me that I'd never make a livin' staring out the window. But I got paid to drive a garbage truck for 21 years......so I've got that on her........


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367046
09/29/21 04:42 AM
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"A little learning is a dangerous thing" - Alexander Pope


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367117
09/29/21 07:14 AM
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It may be different in a private school.


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367128
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If you have the brain for school ,do it. Some people will do super well from educations.

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Choo] #7367132
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Originally Posted by Choo
Look at school this way. School doesn't teach you the answers to the problems, it teaches you how to find the answers to the problems. As well as build a foundation of knowledge to go off of along the way


^^^^That's well put...


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367155
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I have no problem with the core subjects. I have a problem with teachers on subjects like gun control, hunting and trapping. I was trapping chipmunks to feed by Hawk, and my grandson let one go. I ask my grandson why and he said it was not nice to kill animals. I ask him who told him that and he said his teacher. Keep to the subjects at hand IMO.


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367174
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School is meant to teach you to be quiet, sit down and listen. These skills are essential to maintain the next generation of middle class tax cattle.

Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Donnersurvivor] #7367177
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Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
School is meant to teach you to be quiet, sit down and listen. These skills are essential to maintain the next generation of middle class tax cattle.

Good point.


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367179
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School is just a giant daycare.


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367183
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My thoughts on school? I never realy cared for the learning part. smile


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Re: Thoughts on school? [Re: Gone Trappin.] #7367186
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Who among us graduated from high school and/or college, and now wished they hadnít?

Who retired from the military, and wished they had never joined?

Who retired early, and now wishes they were back at their first job?

Who has group health insurance, paid by their employer, and turned it down? Same for employer funded retirement plan.

Nothing wrong with a good education. Either academic or trade. America doesnít need anymore unskilled workers. School is not a waste of time. The world is not going backward.

Wife has a nephew who had such a smoking habit he could not sit in class. Dropped out in 10th grade. No skills. Never had a job for more than a year. Longest time he ever worked was in a prison kitchen.

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