Monday, April 26, 2010

Great Ideas Gone Bad

How the Public School System has become the Betamax of America


I can think of so many - the mullet for example. I mean business in the front - party in the back - sounds great, right? Or how about Betamax? Anyone still remember that little mistake? Back in the late 70's there were two competing systems for watching movies at home. One was VHS, which we all know about, and the other was Betamax. Betamax is still a little dark spot on the household name that is Sony, kind of like Speed 2 or say...public school.

Yeah, public school makes the list. See the thing is, even Betamax knew when it was beat and joined the revolution that was VHS. Public school however, is clinging to life in the good old days when one room schoolhouses were necessary for the survival of the country.
Today, the good idea that was the public education system has gone terribly wrong partly because it has become obsolete and partly because it is ripe with corruption. Regardless, the public school system in America makes Betamax look like the idea of the century.

And it simply can't be "fixed". This isn't a rant about the public schools or the teachers, or the parents, or the students; although all of those people are part of the problem. I'm talking about the system. When a public education in D.C. costs almost $18,000 we have a problem. A BIG problem. And if you think taht is bad, you haven't seen nothin' yet - think $17,000 a year is bad? How about $28,000? You could send your child to the BEST private day school in your area (any area) for that money!

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3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Well I am home schooled, I know for a fact that most home schooled children are stupid, homely, immature, parents push them through, the govenment does not know about half of them, they are just plain weird, and do not know how to act in scociety. My parent are at the younger end of the scale 34 and 36 I am 15 and I was pulled from public school at age 6 because it could not, keep up with me. I fly through school work. I Am starting college classes and a high school called AAEC thats dedicated to children like me who are acvanced and know what they want to do with their lives. THen there are my cousins they act... abnormal and do not do any form of school work what so ever. Every home schooled child I seem to meet is like meeting a retarted person with no idea, or correct, out look on life. I Am not saying public school is any better drugs, pre-marital sex, peer pressure, worthless teachers, and large classes. But at least people know these kids are in a learning enviorment where the have books and do have to turn in work to hopfully qualifide teachers. Honestly if you want a good education for your child (this is coming from a 15 year old girl) your child must be willing to accept it and if they turn out a loser no matter if they went to public school, prep school, or home school, it is still YOUR FAULT because it is your duty as a parent to make and mold your children. So if you don't teach them to like to learn when they are young and you do not teach them the importance of it then the weight is on your shoulders. You can't say home school is better or that public school is better both have their major flaws that harm learning. Neither will ever be oh so amazing. So I guess it all depends on
A. THe child.
B. The parents.
People who say one or the other is better are just not looking but they are adults who read studies and think they know everything. WHen I say I Am home schooled people go wow really you don't look or act like it. THat is somthing I love to hear because some times when I say I am home schooled people go oh ok bye. I have never met another home schooled kid that really I mean really trully makes me go wow home schooling is amazing but there is nothing that will make me go wow public school is really trully amazing. Yeah I get it this is going to ruffle a ton of peoples feathers and stuff but get over it. YOur kids will be just like you, like it or not. SO be a better you and show better examples and then maybe if parents taught a little better and public schools tried a little bit harder generations would not be getting dummer. Or hey here is an idea for the century a new way of learning we respond to technology so why not give it to us through school. WHen there are online Plagerism checkers, Algebra problem solvers, and yahoo answers maybe school work should be changed to fit the times we still learn like we live in the 1800's.
Now tell me that this is not true I mean really think about this whole comment. YOu know I am right so get your head out of the clouds come back down to earth and every one just get over it and admitt neither one is very good. YOu know I Am right. SO yeah I am a 15 year old girl who mainly taught herself from 6 years old and is planing on going to Yale Pre Med and JOhn Hopkins Medical school to become a Pediatric Neuro Surgeon. I am more advanced then just about every school in the state of AZ grade 9. I am fluent in Japanese and I have high A's in every subject I study hard and know what I want to do with life. I play soft ball on a team I do girl scouts and go to concerts I look like a normal white teen with dark brown hair and hazel eyes and you would think that I was 25 by talking to me on the phone. I have very different veiws on the world as if I can see everything thats happening from all sides of the point. SO thats about it say as you wish about my comment but I Am a normal teen girl who hit this nail on the head right into the center. Get it? Got it? Good.

Anonymous said...

That's great! A little too prideful for my taste, though.

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