2000-12-19 09:31 pm (UTC)
Moment of Zen enlightenment...
You learn more when you are NOT in school?
Time for you to leave Grasshopper. ;)
this has nothing to do with school, sorry. I want to know how to pay for a livejournal for somebody else. I COULD have just emailed you but I was already here and I dun't wanna reopen my mail. I'm lazy like that.
I'm a bad livejournal user. sorry.
heh, no problem --- at least it was a question about sending in money, not about how to make a link in your journal. :-)
2000-12-19 11:17 pm (UTC)
It's almost rather sad, isn't it?
I realized the same thing a couple years ago when I got my first job doing computer related stuff. After 6 months working there, I thought about it, and concluded that I'd honestly learned more in 6 months of working part time, than I had in my entire college career to that point (3 years of school).
Someone should really sit down and analyze how schools teach, why they do it as they do, and what they could do to improve it. Far too many schools do nothing but waste most of your time, and force you to regurgitate a few facts for them.
There is also far too many teachers who don't understand the difference between memorizing and learning. They are, in fact, two very different things.
For example: I could tell you how to drive, and you could memorize the manual that comes with your car, as well as the driving information provided by the DMV.
However, that does *not* mean you've learned how to drive. You've memorized the facts on how driving is done, but you haven't learned it. The first time you sit down at a car, you're going to screw up, and prolly screw up big (Especially if it's a manual transmission;-).
Oh, well. With the exception of a few unusually gifted, and rare, teachers, things prolly won't change. The purpose of schools isn't really to help us learn, in my opinion, it's to simply mold us into good little members of society.
2000-12-19 11:27 pm (UTC)
School sucks crusty, oozing, hemorrhoidal ass....
But I may get better pay if I get a degree. Truth is, Social Services jobs don't pay jack...and they won't even consider the application of anyone w/o a Bashelor's degree.
School is, in fact, useless except as a method of restricting entry into the workplace and driving up the price (ie salaries) of those who pass this hurdle. Graduate and professional schools serve the same function. For example, law school, which is 3 years and $100,000, does not teach anything about the practice of law. You can learn everything you need in a 6 month apprenticeship. In fact, any paralegal working for more than 6 months knows more than any law school graduate. The time/money requirement, though, severly restricts supply and jacks up price. Real education occurs in the public library (liberal arts) and in the laboratory/industry (sciences). This is how I became educated, and may also account for my vast amounts of knowledge in some areas and abysmal ignorance in others.
2000-12-20 02:09 pm (UTC)
School: Everyone hates it, I used to love it. Recently though.. its just there. I wake up, I go. I sleep, Sometimes there are those teachers, who do make you think. My English teacher is like that, and yes I may be insane so nanners to you. ^_^ I mean, okay some teacher, most actually just teach because they have to. Some say they love teaching, but they don't, they may love the subject but they can't teach worth beans. I cannot stand the teachers who teach, without letting you understand. Nor can i stand the teachers who go over the same thing thousands of times. I do not like though, the way some people openly diss school, okay so we are required to be there, so what, its there, use it. -_- too long sorry.. Jae (ill write more on my journal i thinkers)