Paul Jakma wrote:
> indeed. like everything in life it's horses for courses. Most people are
> served reasonably well by the education system. Yet a scandalous amount
> of kids are failed by it. Those with learning difficulties,
> disadvantaged kids, non-conformist kids, etc. A lot of these kids might
> end up with very poor school qualifications, even they though have a lot
> of potential - they are written off by the system.
Agreed!!! ;-) The problem is that, these people in later life never do
anything to try to change the way things are...
Wouldn't it be good if some of us educational misfits did something to
help to implement these changes??
> School should be a lot more progressive. A lot less rigid, it should
> never forget that the system is there to serve the children, rather than
> try to mould the child into the system as tends to happen with the
> current system. (cause what do you do with the kids who do not fall
> between the 10 to 90 percentiles?)
True again!! Unfortunately, it will take a lot of pressure to make
these things change and a lot of re-training for the most undervalued
people in this country, the teachers...
Any teacher I ever had, who didn't treat me like I was an infant,
eventually left and went into industry....
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