Karla - posted on 07/02/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
That's Education and Graduating!
Traci mentioned a few things on another thread that prompted me to start a new Conversation.
It's a 2 parter:
1. There are definitely problems with America's K-12 kids, but is the problem the schools or is it a societal problem. I personally believe it to be a societal problem - teachers are trying to teach kids who don't want to learn, who come from un-healthy homes with parents who don't care or don't have time. What say you?
2. Higher education. There is a big push these days for our college bond students to go to prestigious schools, but is a state school or community college just as good?
For my part I will say that I went to a branch of Indiana University and a few of my professors also taught at Notre Dame. So I know for a fact I was getting a similar education in those classes. I have seen incidences where what you do with your degree is much more important than where you got your degree.
(*I contend this belongs in this topic area (Political Debate) because schools are controlled by State Governments, and there has been a lot of talk lately about the value of a public education and what the problems are with said. For higher education State schools are much more affordable because of Government funding, etc. )