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How Education Is Failing Everyone
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 30th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

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>>I attempted college twice, both times becoming so frustrated at the unnecessary courses and the condescending attitudes of the teachers that I threw up my hands and walked.<<

I stuck it out long enough to get a college degree, but I don't feel that I was very well served by the educational system. I learned far more own my own than I ever did in school. And the frigging college managed to turn me off formal study of linguistics because the first class was so clunky I never took another -- and now I'm far out enough to need more esoteric skills than I can readily pick up by myself. *snrk* Sounds like your experiences were even worse.

>>Instead I'm self educating and my recent move/resolution is to start reading a large portion of the books that I've heard mentioned as "classics" and to basically grasp a better understanding of history and societal configurations through the ages. <<

You're welcome to hang out here. My blogs tend to be very educational places. If you get stuck on something, you can just ask, and I'll answer if I can.

>> I'm also (just now) becoming interested in the "race issue" but really only because I'm living in a place where "race" is still a concern and people are treated differently for it.<<

I've been casually interested in that for many years, but it's rising through the levels of my attention right now because of the dogsbody story arc.

>>When I have my own children, I will be home schooling them at least part time to be sure the gaps in their educations aren't too gaping.<<

Good plan. My parents, who are public school teachers, did a lot to cover the gaps in my education.

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