I was just ranting about this to my fiance before I left for work this morning.
Our whole education system is messed up. it should be demanding. And we shouldn't pass kids who don't deserve it. when I was in school, I can't tell you how many kids just didn't care, but they would get D's just to pass them through and graduate them out of the school.
I don't care if there is a 30 year old guy in the 8th grade, he should stay there until he can honestly pass all of the classes. I know it's impossible to actuall put into practice, but wouldn't it be oh so nice?
btw... I went to ITT. And for as much negative pub, and as many jokes as people crack about the school. I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's so much more focused on actually preparing students for the real world working environment. I was much more prepared to work and succeed than my friend who had a 4 year degree from Vanderbilt. Graduated 5 years ago and i'm the top guy in my department already. my former boss, who has now been promoted to the corporate office graduated from there, and as a practice, it's the first place that my company looks when we need to hire a new person. I might not make as much money the first few years after graduating, but I'm in a job that I love and one that I was well prepared to come in to.
ITT was actually started by International Telephone and Trade as a school to teach their employees how to do the jobs, which explains why it's such a workplace oriented school. I don't understand why an education like that isn't viewed as being as or more valuable than a school that wastes so much time and resources on classes that students will never benefit from.
Edited by Legionnaire11, 09 March 2007 - 12:18 PM.
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