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View Poll Results: Is it the public school system's responsibility to provide special attention to particular students?

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  • If there are enough students who excell, or fall behind(how to avoid inefficiency?)

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  • No, it is up to parents to find other options, such as home or private schooling(what about those who don't have the time or money to invest?)

    1 25.00%
  • Yes, every student should be tought according to their individual abilities, by the public school(what about the inefficiency?)

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Thread: Excellent Education

  1. #1 Excellent Education 
    Forum Professor marcusclayman's Avatar
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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1102171720.htm

    I don't have access to the journal(if anyone can help me with that please let me know)


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    marcus; I'm not sure where your trying to go here, but I do have opinions that fall in line with your 3rd choice, being education should be directed toward the persons aptitudes after a certain grade level. It seems to me, college graduates working on the Assembly line of industry, is a waste of time, money and false hope given with any diploma.

    Usually I suggest the 11th grade, where if aptitude does not sufficiently point to gaining much from further education, ie a 8th graders (or less) level, in near or all major components, reading writing, math, science or what ever, then concentration should be placed on what that student might actually want in life. This should include the parent(s), but if the child is say mechanically inclined, allowed to take certain courses in 11th and 12th grades and vocational training if applicable over college.

    As for the gifted students, they are pretty much already well cared for. Every year you hear of 13 to 16 year olds entering college, or lately home schooled students with such high IQ's and other testing, they are permitted a HS equivalency far earlier that normal and admitted into college. I do have mixed emotion on this process, knowing what my schooling meant to my adjustments for entering society, they will miss.


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    School system leaves people with hearing loss way behind or misplaces them.
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    You mean public/common school systems, no?

    I'd assume in many places there are special school systems, for people with special needs.

    What are your experiences with it?
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    it depends on the province but here in BC there is no school for Deaf and Hard of hearing kids. Most kids with hearing loss are born to parents with hearing which is a big problem since the usual form of communication is ASL and not Speech which to parents is their main form of communication. That being said most kids now days are tested for hearing loss and caught early and don't have significant loss in Social and Educational development. Most schools are not equipped to deal with kids with hearing loss or deaf and sometimes are put into "special education classes" which is more of a daycare in school then a class. Most schools don't offer ASL as a different from of education.
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    That's peculiar, considering it's pretty easy to learn, and cheep to teach ASL.
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