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Thread: pro surfers
Jul 9, 2013, 08:15 PM #31
Jul 9, 2013, 08:17 PM #32
Not to morph this into a discussion on schools... surfing is so much more fun to talk about!
Jul 9, 2013, 08:25 PM #33
Jul 9, 2013, 08:27 PM #34
Jul 9, 2013, 08:43 PM #35
Are there pro surfers out there that party their balls off and are less committed than others? Yes. And those individuals won't be on the tour for long. They also were the grommiest groms for years having an insatiable appetite for escalation in the sport to come close to reaching the tour.
Jul 9, 2013, 09:02 PM #36
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Jul 9, 2013, 09:14 PM #37
It seems, by the sheer number of them, Surfing Schools are very profitable for the "teachers." $65/student for two hour group lessons is what I think most are charging around here.
Jul 9, 2013, 09:22 PM #38
Now...Veronica Vaughn should be allowed to teach anything she damn well pleases. Especially non-credit community college courses that I'd have perfect attendance in.
The main issue is a shortage of quality mentors for students in general, not just ones able to be placed in developmentally appropriate settings. I say we start with tightening the reigns on licensing for parents then we can put the clamp down on Mrs. Crabapple.
Jul 9, 2013, 11:04 PM #39
Pro Surfers deserve everything they get out of it. Most don't make too much $, but just making a living out of a passion is great... As far as what they do make... A few make a lot, a bunch do OK and a lot need to have other jobs.
I laugh when people say athletes are "over paid." If you are the best in the world at what you do AND what you do generates money, you deserve to get paid a lot. That goes for athletes and every other profession.
Jul 9, 2013, 11:34 PM #40
use pro surfing as an analogy. most up and coming pros come from well to do families who push/support their children to become a pro surfer. traveling the world on the QS and making a name for yourself takes more than talent. it takes easily $50,000/ year if not more. unless you are exceptionally talented, most sponsors are not going to front the bill. the rest comes from family support.
and so if someone comes out of the public school system and becomes a brilliant inventor etc. it took a lot more than from what they learned in school. there is a big difference in curriculums between low income communities and middle class/affluent community schools. not to many doctors or lawyers come from low income schools. they are not given those opportunities. but overall the system is designed to prepare children to become an integral part of the machine. not to think outside the box and to think that their possibilitiesare limitless.
these may be isolated instances, but I think it speaks volumes of the current educational system in the majority of US public schools.