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lj_elkin wrote:School is probably the best option.
Joe Union wrote:lj_elkin wrote:School is probably the best option.
I would be interested in reading your reasons why school is probably the best option.
With the internet and a library one has access to what one has in school.
Joe Union wrote:A public library while it may have many books, certainly does not have every book written. In the area I live college libraries are open to non-students. One can access them as one can any public library. I don't know if this is true everywhere, but I have browsed and borrowed many times from the college libraries near to where I live.
Joe Union wrote:I think a point to be made, especially on a philosophy board, is to question everything. Just because information can be found online or in a library doesn't make it true. The same could be said for any lecture given by a professor. Taking something and believing it without question because it is said by an "authority" seems to be against philosophical standards.
Joe Union wrote:I agree with your comments about public schools. I don't know how to improve public schools, or even what should be taught, but generally public schools get a failing grade.
We also need to remind these KIDS that they are just that; and that they are not grown men and woman, and the older people need to take back some of this "Respect" that we give to teens. Respect is earned, not given freely given because YOU think your worth it.
A 15 year old cares not if he runs you over while driving drunk, thinks not of the kids you have, but only that of the scared little kid in them, that some how has to make it home past the cops and put on a big fake smile for Mom and Dad.