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Re: Public Schools

I have to agree with the final Quote....I am Good in math, chemistry and 
computer science I am good in any Logical cource but I have trouble in 
places liek " Creative Writing" I take all AP cources and make A's and 
B every now and again in english...I have a 3.7 gpa but a LOW sat in the 
grammar and english sections, 1100 in all I don't think colleges should 
look at the subjects you dont plan to major in...I plan to major in 
computer science when I go to college, so I dont think they should look 
so much at say english, or biology.  I get so frustrated in some of those 
classes....BTW I am a Junior in highschool


On Sat, 28 Sep 1996, The Deviant wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Sep 1996, snow wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 20:09:36 -0500 (CDT)
> > From: snow <[email protected]>
> > To: [email protected]
> > Cc: [email protected]
> > Subject: Re: Public Schools
> > 
> > James said:
> > > [email protected] wrote:
> > > >I hate to burst any bubbles but, the school with the highest number
> > > > of National Merit Finalists and highest number of 1600 SATs is a=20
> > > > Public High School (Jefferson High in Fairfax, VA)
> > > The same is true for Montreal (Royal Vale) using the equivalent scoring methods.
> > > But there are public schools at both extremes of the curve.
> > > While it is true that Private Schools would not survive due to market forces if
> > > they did consistently poorly, it is also true that they filter their incoming
> > > student body in a manner that Public Schools can not.
> > > If you want to refuse those who are too stupid or anti-social from Public
> > > Schools in order to improve the social or intellectual climate, you better have
> > > a solution for the resulting cast-offs.
> >  
> >      There is a solution. Trade Schools, and Parental Envolvement. It could 
> > very well be (and if I had the money I'd make the bet) that _many_ of the 
> > "troubled" youth of today are simply undisiplined. (Fortunately, most of 
> > them couldn't afford to bet against their parents in an AP world). It would
> > also seem to follow that if parents were spending their own money (or 
> > perceived it as their own money) that they would take a greater interest in
> > their childrens education.
> >    
> >       For those that are truly not scholastically oreinted, there would be
> > trade schools. I would also bet that you could teach a child everything they
> > need to learn (other than a trade) to cope in this world in about 4 years. 
> > 
> But now we must make a disinction... I'm LD in writing, but can read very
> well (when I was in 6th grade I could read like a 10th grader), and do
> very well in Math and Computer classes (and non-biological/anatomical
> sciences).  So should I be in trade school, because I plan on being a
> computer programmer, or go to college?  Sure, I don't do well in language
> and (depending on the class) some history classes, which, IMHO, are
> weighted more heavily than they should be in both public _and_ private
> schools (and yes, I've been to both), but I don't think that should mean I
> can't go to college...
> Anyway, my point is that there is, at times, a very fine line...
>  --Deviant
> When we write programs that "learn", it turns out we do and they don't.