[quote=“daemon”]just a couple ideas
How about classes for children, that actually teach them to work, at jobs they would enter, once they left school?
You know carpentry, plumbing, electronics, clerical, painting…
We need to put them in positions of responsibity, so that they become more responsible for their actions. Something like, build gardens and walkways around the schools, get the children involved in actually building a desk, then a classroom, a school, and after that a society…[/quote]
I grew up in Croatia, Europe. There, when you enter high school at 14…you already have to know what you want to do career wise. High schools there are organized by trades. I believe my dad went to the high school for what would translate to “Tourism and Hotel Managment”. I believe that is because they teach you everything through grades 1-8, that you would learn here in 1-12. Before my family and I moved here, I finished gr. 6. When I came here, I was really advanced in my studies, I was put in gr. 8 right away. In gr. 6, I already had classes like: geography, history, physics, biology, chemistry etc. It was hardcore, but I really felt like I was learning something. I started gr. 8 here, and I knew most of the science and math curriculum they teach here gr. 8-10. My dad was appalled, and even called me stupid once I was getting into my senior years, because I didn’t know certain things about this and that. I totally agree with him. I kind of feel robbed of the education I could have had compared to what I’ve learned through the Canadian education system. Then again, everything has its advantages and disadvantages. If we had stayed in Croatia, I probably wouldn’t have a very bright future since the country is corrupted beyond belief, and living expenses are atrocious, where as here, I think I have a better chance for a more stable future since there is much more opportunity…well, for pretty much everything. I’ve rambled on a little bit…but it would be great to have some establishments like I know of back home, where you learn about what you want to go into, then you go on the field, sort of like career prep here, but it’s for two years out of the four that you attend the school. My dad is a pretty intelligent guy, so I believe it would work.