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Old 03-01-2024, 08:19 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Everything I learned that was of any value occurred outside of school. School was just a place to talk w/ your buddies and meet girls. Oh, and to grab a smoke.
Well, if you wanted to learn about science, math, or computers, then you pretty much had to go to school for that.
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Old 03-01-2024, 09:57 AM
 
Location: SF/Mill Valley
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Well, if you wanted to learn about science, math, or computers, then you pretty much had to go to school for that.
High schools teach science, math and computers; many (IB and AP) classes are considered (an introductory) college-level. Clearly, StephenMM speaks for the students who had/have no interest in pursuing such.
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Old 03-01-2024, 10:03 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Well, if you wanted to learn about science, math, or computers, then you pretty much had to go to school for that.
Fortunately, that (going to school) is no longer required to learn that stuff, nor has it been, Many of the world's greatest scientists and inventors did not attend school. And that is especially a viable option today!

Farm kids inquisitive learners, and homeschoolers make great scientists, inventors, engineers. Just go hire a few of each (schooled and non) and see who delivers results!

It's a good lesson and investment in "life". real, effective and productive life.
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Old 03-01-2024, 10:07 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What existing requirement are the proposing be removed in favor of "life skills"
Are you implying the current school day and curriculum is fully booked and utilized?

(Just asking)... Not that schools are capable or appropriate to teach "life skills". It could become yet another diversion from core academics.
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Old 03-01-2024, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Everything I learned that was of any value occurred outside of school. School was just a place to talk w/ your buddies and meet girls. Oh, and to grab a smoke.

Yes, we had a smoking area in high school. So I guess I did learn something. Mostly, which end of the cigarette to hold in my mouth. It was still easy to get confused if Betty Sue bent over in that halter top, which led to the invention of Camel cigarettes. Either end worked fine.
In other words, YOU didn't take advantage of your opportunities.
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Old 03-01-2024, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Fortunately, that (going to school) is no longer required to learn that stuff, nor has it been, Many of the world's greatest scientists and inventors did not attend school. And that is especially a viable option today!

Farm kids inquisitive learners, and homeschoolers make great scientists, inventors, engineers. Just go hire a few of each (schooled and non) and see who delivers results!

It's a good lesson and investment in "life". real, effective and productive life.
1. Like which "greatest scientists and inventors" in the 21st century didn't go to school?
2. You seem to make up a lot of stuff. But, okay, the next time a nuclear power plants begins to melt down, we'll head right to a farm and get a kid shoveling manure to solve the problem.
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Old 03-01-2024, 12:15 PM
 
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1. Like which "greatest scientists and inventors" in the 21st century didn't go to school?
2. You seem to make up a lot of stuff. But, okay, the next time a nuclear power plants begins to melt down, we'll head right to a farm and get a kid shoveling manure to solve the problem.
Well, the Calutron Girls might disagree with that. Or more likely, make a meme out of it and wear it as a badge of honor.

" the government recruited farm girls to operate the calutrons instead.[2][3] Local women were recruited because they were readily available, accustomed to hard work and were expected not to ask excessive questions and to be loyal and docile."
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Old 03-01-2024, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Well, the Calutron Girls might disagree with that. Or more likely, make a meme out of it and wear it as a badge of honor.

" the government recruited farm girls to operate the calutrons instead.[2][3] Local women were recruited because they were readily available, accustomed to hard work and were expected not to ask excessive questions and to be loyal and docile."
I think you're missing the point. As I recall, the Calutron Girls were simply doing rather rote work and didn't even know what they were working on.
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Old 03-01-2024, 12:57 PM
 
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I think you're missing the point. As I recall, the Calutron Girls were simply doing rather rote work and didn't even know what they were working on.
Oh, I understand the point. You tossed out an attempt at belittling his statement by belittling the farm kids themselves with your "shoveling manure" comment. And I pointed out those "farm kids" were trained to operate some of the most technically complex equipment of its time. My oldest's best friend from college happens to be a farm kid who also happens to be a nuclear plant operator.
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Old 03-01-2024, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Oh, I understand the point. You tossed out an attempt at belittling his statement by belittling the farm kids themselves with your "shoveling manure" comment. And I pointed out those "farm kids" were trained to operate some of the most technically complex equipment of its time. My oldest's best friend from college happens to be a farm kid who also happens to be a nuclear plant operator.
I'm sure that farm kid who became a nuclear plant operator had some type of post-high school education? After all, they have to become licensed.

And by the way...I'm farm country, and the kids I knew who grew up on farms all spent some time shoveling manure.
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