Posted:and still I'm sorry to say I find you wrong. You have no right to hold others to any standard. I'm educated and I choose to be but you can't demand that anybody learn anything. You have no right to decide what level of education a person should have. What about people who can't learn because of a disability? Do you have the right to demand that they too learn all these things? Just because you hold yourself to a certain educational standard does not give you the right to look down on another human being. You must take into account circumstance and ability, something it is impossible for a public school system to do.
Astar member Location: Nova Scotia, Canada. Member Since: 8th Nov 2002 Total posts: 1591
Posted:Written by: onewheeldave
Written by: ...Lightning...
2) Demonstrate a basic understanding of the American political system.
3) Have an understanding of basic science (i.e. why viruses can't be treated with antibiotics, or why mixing bleach and ammonia is a bad idea).
4) Do addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, basic tric, and have an understanding of basic statistics (the latter being
conspicuously absent in american high school curricula).
I find this mildy offensive as a person who has struggled in a inflexible public school system to accomplish item 1 and 4.
I can now read fairly well and enjoy doing so. Although I never figured out untill grade 5 what was going wrong with my attempts to read and I figured it out largely independently of the school system (I pretty much accepted it as fact I would never be able to read and completly withdrew from their help)
I still can't do the things in item 4, despite the fact I obtained the required maths credits (2 academic high school level maths credits)
so, if you lived in america am I on your list? Because you pay taxes and expect me to do these things?
Home schooling would have helped me tremeoundly. Hell the only reason I know a lot of the academic things I do is because of my mother.
Oh yeah my hand writeing is extreamly difficult to read unless I spend a great deal of time/effort. so is my cursive. EDITED_BY: Astar (1099446935)
HOP Mad Doctor Location: San Francisco, CA, USA Member Since: 28th May 2001 Total posts: 13920
Posted:Guess what? I'm learning disabled, too. I have dysgraphia. I've learned that nothing is insurmountable. Not dysgraphia, not ADHD, not ankylosing spondylitis, three problems I have.
Barring a learning disability, I see nothing unreasonable about asking these basic standards of a high school education. I believe society DOES have a right to make sure that people aren't messing up their kids by not teaching them anything.
-Mike )'( Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella