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Topic for discussion- Our failing education system (Golden Rainbow)

Simcountry: Simcountry Bulletin Board  Topic for discussion- Our failing education system (Golden Rainbow)

Parsifal (Kebir Blue)

Monday, August 11, 2008 - 04:29 am Click here to edit this post
make everyone play Sim Country.

with 'no child left behind' more children, particularly boys, are getting left behind. the system is punitive. in Texas its whether you can pass one test, TAKS, or you fail. it's not about trying to find better ways of teaching. we also think that everyone needs to go to college...wrong. my son went to trade school because he had some learning problems and when he got out he started his own home repair business and was quickly making $250./day. not bad for a kid with dyslexia.

young people today have so many more stimulus than kids 20 years ago. use more computer oriented games. the lessons you learn from Sim Country as an example are the equivalent of an MBA and learning strategies. just learning to get along on sc is a challenge where great lessons can be learned without really getting yourself nuked. also, most boys learn differently from girls. boys, because they are usually more physical and less verbal than girls need to be taught using different strategies. in recent years we've done a pretty good job of opening up opportunities for girls but have had crappy strategies for boys. coming up with a new test is not the answer. for many boys the answer lies out on the playing field, the mechanics shop, and the internet.

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