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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 02:32 PM
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13. Not the obvious answer at all (for reasons stated above). n/t
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  -"The prime function of schooling should be to equip the future generation to find jobs." Renew Deal  Jul-23-11 02:19 PM   #0 
  - The obvious answer is "strongly agree"?!?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-23-11 02:20 PM   #1 
  - Zero  Renew Deal   Jul-23-11 02:24 PM   #3 
     - Oh, zero experience in actual education  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-23-11 02:42 PM   #23 
        - What is "actual education?"  Renew Deal   Jul-23-11 05:09 PM   #42 
           - You know, like working in schools with people engaged in the act of learning  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-23-11 05:14 PM   #43 
              - That's correct.  Renew Deal   Jul-23-11 05:18 PM   #45 
                 - Gotcha  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-23-11 05:23 PM   #46 
                    - Thanks  Renew Deal   Jul-23-11 06:23 PM   #47 
  - I couldn't disagree more.  Marr   Jul-23-11 02:21 PM   #2 
  - +1 n/t  xocet   Jul-23-11 02:25 PM   #4 
  - I tend to agree with you. And to teach them to have a  Ilsa   Jul-23-11 02:27 PM   #5 
  - But when I hire, I don't hire "thinkers"  hack89   Jul-23-11 03:01 PM   #26 
  - There are places for that called "vocational schools"**nm  misanthrope   Jul-23-11 04:47 PM   #40 
     - They don't teach the skills I want  hack89   Jul-23-11 05:18 PM   #44 
        - Who said those things aren't part of a good education?  Marr   Jul-24-11 04:00 PM   #54 
  - Agreed.  jwirr   Jul-23-11 04:43 PM   #38 
  - I'll stand with you,  bvar22   Jul-23-11 04:57 PM   #41 
  - Bingo - public education was started for an informed citizenry  adigal   Jul-23-11 11:13 PM   #52 
  - AND to teach them how to learn on their own, so they can keep  kestrel91316   Jul-23-11 11:21 PM   #53 
  - "Strongly Agree" is the right-wing answer.  Odin2005   Jul-23-11 02:29 PM   #6 
  - I would put ''to equip CITIZENS to knowledgably participate in our DEMOCRACY''  yurbud   Jul-23-11 02:30 PM   #7 
  - I'd lean toward that answer myself. Jobs don't make a functioning governement.  TalkingDog   Jul-23-11 02:38 PM   #18 
  - ''to equip CITIZENS to knowledgably participate in our DEMOCRACY''  Cool Logic   Jul-23-11 02:40 PM   #21 
     - you know what I meant.  yurbud   Jul-23-11 08:24 PM   #48 
  - That goes against Corp Tax Policy to Outsource American Jobs  FreakinDJ   Jul-23-11 02:30 PM   #8 
  - The obvious answer? Hardly 'soundly agree'.  enlightenment   Jul-23-11 02:30 PM   #9 
  - I think our public schools are up to the task of preparing great thinkers for great jobs...  midnight   Jul-23-11 02:31 PM   #10 
  - Exactly! School is not job training. nt  sudopod   Jul-23-11 02:31 PM   #11 
  - First, there are no jobs. They're now in China and India. Second, education is for far more than  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-23-11 02:31 PM   #12 
  - Not the obvious answer at all (for reasons stated above). n/t  demmiblue   Jul-23-11 02:32 PM   #13 
  - See Marmar / Chris Hedges:  snot   Jul-23-11 02:35 PM   #14 
  - See also iek: "the goal [of edu. reform] is that....we should all become....specialist serviceman  snot   Jul-23-11 02:40 PM   #22 
  - I said agree but not strongly. But that means a wide range of  DevonRex   Jul-23-11 02:35 PM   #15 
  - This is America...  Davis_X_Machina   Jul-23-11 02:37 PM   #16 
  - I strongly disagree with that statement.  Lucian   Jul-23-11 02:37 PM   #17 
  - Please don't diss trade schools.  canoeist52   Jul-23-11 03:17 PM   #30 
  - No -- prime purpose of education should be a liberal education affording the student...  defendandprotect   Jul-23-11 02:38 PM   #19 
  - That is the "right-authoritarian" response. But, this society is now in such desperate straights,  leveymg   Jul-23-11 02:39 PM   #20 
  - There was a lot of thought in my answer.  DevonRex   Jul-23-11 04:10 PM   #34 
  - I think it is important for a well rounded person to know  eilen   Jul-23-11 04:19 PM   #35 
     - The most important thing about a well-rounded education is to know the  leveymg   Jul-23-11 04:35 PM   #37 
  - "The prime(ary) function of schooling should be to equip the future generations"  Cool Logic   Jul-23-11 02:50 PM   #24 
  - These days, the prime function of schooling is to train kids to be consumers  Taverner   Jul-23-11 02:53 PM   #25 
  - Sick of the rich extolling the benefits of education qua education  Romulox   Jul-23-11 03:03 PM   #27 
  - For me, the first glance answer is "strongly disagree."  ZombieHorde   Jul-23-11 03:08 PM   #28 
  - Show me a job description that says "thinker"  hack89   Jul-23-11 03:52 PM   #33 
     - You are thinking of subjects, while I am thinking of presentation.  ZombieHorde   Jul-23-11 04:34 PM   #36 
  - The prime function of schooling is to perform toilet training  saras   Jul-23-11 03:08 PM   #29 
  - More classes  PATRICK   Jul-23-11 03:40 PM   #31 
  - Strongly disagree.  hunter   Jul-23-11 03:50 PM   #32 
  - the primary function of formal education is the protection and maintenance of civilization.  aikoaiko   Jul-23-11 04:44 PM   #39 
  - Thanks, I was hoping someone would put it that way.  eppur_se_muova   Jul-23-11 09:33 PM   #49 
  - Ahh, yes. The "Job Factory" n/t  Earth_First   Jul-23-11 09:37 PM   #50 
  - Interesting--I took the same test today (I had taken it before, but after seeing the thread was  Puregonzo1188   Jul-23-11 10:22 PM   #51 
  - Personally....  Proles   Jul-24-11 04:08 PM   #55 
 

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