And there lies the problem. It’s primary and secondary schools.
To put it simply….public schools freaking suck.
I’m surprised ANYONE can learn. I went to a magnet school and we still had crappy teaching and too many distractions.
I think that once that’s solved (i.e. taking government out of education), even without college, we’ll still have a better educated and more skillful future. Like generations before when corporal punishment was ok and there were no-nonsense nuns scaring you into good behavior.
I’m glad that your school is able to help those kids.
My main problem, as with all government programs, is how correcting unfair disadvantages will shift the balance and still not be an equal playing field because it takes away from “advantaged” students.
I think that there shouldn’t be an equal playing field. I don’t think education should be socialist and give equal to everyone. I think that people need to earn it. Yes, they should be given a good chance to earn it, but I don’t believe that forced equal opportunities should be forced on the system.
Everyone is capable at getting kick-ass grades. It’s called hard work. The only disadvantaged ones are the ones with unbelievably extreme ADD and dyslexia and the only advantaged ones are those freaky prodigy kids with an IQ of 1000.
In short, the government should not and does not need to establish roads of opportunity to those THEY think wouldn’t be able to get in otherwise. Opportunities should be decided on by the institutions and those who give grants and scholarships. And opportunities should be based on merit and not income or race or whatever.
I know I have this very simplistic and black and white view of things, but the world would actually work that way if government didn’t interfere and make everything so complicated that you need laws to go into addition of other laws whose previous law amendments weren’t adequate enough.
Btw, where do you go to school?