School Daze

@UncleJoe (10315)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
November 18, 2015 3:08pm CST
We have been in discussion about how different, and so much more difficult the school curriculum is today compared to what we learned. We all have wondered why today’s students have to take the long way around to get to the simplest answer. I quit school at 15 but at 34, I earned my G..E.D.. At 39 the opportunity arose for me to go to college so I could better my vocation. I went full time and graduated 3 ½ years later. That was where I learned the most important factor about education. Contrary to popular opinion, an education doesn’t make one smart. I have met people with multiple Degrees and still had no common sense. Did you know that P.hd only means “piled higher and deeper”? The only thing an education can do is teach us to use the intelligence we already have. To teach us to think in a manner that will help prepare us for the adult world. If you think about it, perhaps the experts who designed today’s curriculum is expecting this generation to have to solve more, and much bigger problems that today’s adults contend with.
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@RonElFran (906)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
18 Nov 15
I think what you are saying is that knowledge and wisdom are two different things, and having the former does not necessarily mean you have the latter.
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@UncleJoe (10315)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Nov 15
Exactly, @RonElFran I just took the long way around. LOL
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@peavey (16834)
• United States
19 Nov 15
I'm not sure they will be able to solve " solve more, and much bigger problems" because all too often, they are not taught how to think. Solving problems becomes abstract. Real life is concrete. But maybe I'm wrong.
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@UncleJoe (10315)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Nov 15
I think you're right. Most kids treat life like it's a video game @peavey
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@Katlynn (377)
• United States
20 Nov 15
I have a friend who has a well-above average education, including several degrees. But, common sense is very lacking. Having knowledge is only as good as how you implement it. Wisdom carries you far!
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Nov 15
I wish I had gotten an associated degree, then picked a trade school. BA degree is mostly useless
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@jstory07 (68413)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Nov 15
I have met people with a phd degree and they have no commone sence.
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