"Not to(o) many doctors or lawyers come from low income schools. They are not given those opportunities."
Aside from the fact that many do (trust me, I know a lot of doctors... my wife is one... so lets give them credit) a disproportionate number of high achievers DO come from more affluent communities. And you're right... that's something we need to address as a nation. But you seem to be confusing "low in come schools" with "low income families," like a lot of people. Again, our knee-jerk reaction is to blame the school, and not the family... the parent... the community... Schools are an easy target, because our taxes go toward funding them, and the salaries of teachers and we have a right to speak out against them. It's ok to attack a school system or personally attack a school administrator on youtube. Somehow, that's acceptable, but it only goes one way. If a teacher or principal attacked a parent on youtube, right or wrong, they'd never work in public education again.
Don't get me wrong... public education, IMO, has a long way to go. But shallow thinking critics, who are most often the most vocal, have NO CLUE what drives education, and the depth of the issues that plague our schools and communities. Do bad things happen to good teachers and good students... absolutely. I've seen it myself personally. But don't think that just because somebody posts a rant in the social media that they're right.
I hated school as a kid. When I graduated high school I swore, "I'd never spend another day in a classroom as long as I live."
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Thread: pro surfers
Jul 10, 2013, 01:47 PM #61
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Jul 10, 2013, 01:57 PM #63
as far as your daughter goes, sh*t man tell her to take life and opportunities and run with it. never said being a pro surfer was a bad thing. just that its not a REAL job. and musicians? well musicians have been around since the beginning of man. they like everyone else back then had to work in the field. their soul profession was not as an entertainer.
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Jul 10, 2013, 02:35 PM #68Senior Member
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The only team sport I honestly ever enjoyed playing was hockey.
Jul 10, 2013, 02:38 PM #69
BTW... critical thinking is now taught at every grade level, and in every subject. New standardized testing instruments reflect that, as do model curricula, textbooks, etc. Just so you know...
Jul 10, 2013, 02:38 PM #70