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User avatar #167 - sodapops
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(05/09/2013) [-]
Funding education is the single best investment a government can make. It can turn useless little ***** into valuable members of society. Unfortunately there still seems to be a plague of "what do I need to know math for? YOLO" and "Meh, I have spellcheck on my computer".

Also I have an idea about that.
Kids that skip classes and fail because they don't care should be assigned a job. Seriously. They only ruin school for the serious students, and if some hyper ADD / bored cool kid gets a meaningful way to channel all that energy and make some money he won't waste several years of his, his teachers and his friends life in school learning nothing. The jobs could typically be cleaner, farmhand etc. Simple to learn but physically active.

Then, when they grow up and realize how good it would be with an education and they have matured enough to study, THEN they can go back to school. Of course there would have to be special classes for them because it's kinda degrading to be put in a class with kids 10 years younger than yourself but it would be SO worth it. And if they never want to go to school again, well they didn't get any more stupid and at least they learned a trade.
#226 to #167 - anon
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(05/09/2013) [-]
Problem is School has become so inefficient and their tactics for trying to teach people are terrible. I've literally missed 200 DAYS my first 3 years of high school and I'm in the top 5% of my class. How can I do this well, while someone that goes to school is ranked in the bottom 5% of class? Because they're not teaching in a way that benefits and motivates everyone.
User avatar #232 to #226 - sodapops
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(05/09/2013) [-]
Yes, I know that is a part of the problem. That's why I said it's such a good investment. All the schools here have to save mony so they have too few schools, too few teachers, too many kids per classroom and outdated books. School needs more teachers. And those teachers need to be well educated and well paid. School is not for saving money, it's what you spend money ON! It's like buying expensive seeds, give it the best fields and nurturing it for a year. It might be expensive at first but will yield a great crop and earn you money.
#194 to #167 - imonaboatman
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(05/09/2013) [-]
My thoughts exactly.