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I'm concerned that kids should know about what went wrong, what is wrong, and I want to help them figure out ways to solve some of the problems in our society before it's too late. Many adults think there isn't anything they can do about the problems, but I think it's that they are just lazy or it's that they just don't want to be reminded of the problems, or maybe they just don't care.
For example these teachers should take heart in what the secretary on Ali Mcbeal show said about liking what she does for a living. Don't these teachers start their careers saying it's their desire was to help kids and they knew that there wasn't much compensation to be expected? Then what the hell are they complaining about? They knew they weren't going to get rich at from the get go and they also knew about the high turn over rate.
A problem is how educators just rehash the same stuff over and over, year after year. I've always noticed it wasn't until the end of the second semester before we’d reach new material that wasn't a repeat from the year before. Of course they add a little more to the same old shit from the year before, but why didn't they reach that far while they were there? I think it’s safe to say that 2/3 of the stuff they go over is the same shit they were taught the year before. The kids get bored with it, they loose interest in it and they see less importance to it.
The immigration system creates a major problem for the educational system by dumping children from other countries on their hand. He children often come from households where English isn't the spoken language. The kids are dumped in classes where the native students are up to par on the required knowledge and foreigners have to be taught things from the native's years before. It holds back the progression of many native students. The foreigners; they're mostly illegal.
Now-a-days parents say," They've got computers now." Well dah. We find out that most kids could teach the teachers more about computers than the belly achers who are suppose to teach the kids. I say big deal, I'm a high school drop out and the things I learned about computers collage don't apply much to the computer use I use today. I do just fine with a word processor, spread sheet and html programing for web-sites and nobody had to teach me a thing about it. (However, I did have a couple friends Dennis and Greg in North San Diego county give me a few pointers on building web-sites. Thanks guys.)
I feel what's wrong with the educational system is that they teach entrenched thinking and they don't teach or influence the kids how to learn about the things on their own freewill and desire.
Take in consideration of what I did it on my own without help or motivation from anyone else: When I started I really didn't know how involved and complicated my project would get, but I had the desire to teach myself what I needed to know. As far as the structural and mechanical engineering; I just ran with what I thought seemed appropriate from the mechanicals I'd analyzed throughoutmy
life. After reading two text books on hydraulics I realized just how little I knew basic hydraulic circuits before hand. I combined basic electrical circuits with hydraulic circuits without any literature instructing me how to do so.
It looks as though the girls are on their way to out smarting the guys
According to a report from higher education researchers:
More testing for drugs in water sought
A five-month-long inquiry by the AP National Investigative Team found that many communities do not test for the presence of drugs in drinking water, and those that do often fail to tell customers that they have found trace amounts of medications, including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones. The stories also detailed the growing concerns among scientists that such pollution is adversely affecting wildlife and may be threatening human health.
10-21-99: I see they found a mammoth in ice. I think that's so cool, goes to show how old this place is. I wonder how we could thaw it out and preserve it like a taxidermist does animals.