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(NPR)   France's president says homework "penalizes students with difficult home lives." So clearly, the solution is to help improve the home life. Wait, no, it's getting rid of homework entirely   ( npr.org) divider line
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2012-12-02 12:37:09 PM  
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links136: Ed Willy: Actually, trying to fix the circle of poverty and bad home life is much harder for the government to do. Government and schools alone cannot fix the bad thinking patterns that trap people in a cycle of shiat jobs and poor decisions.

What, you think schools don't have any affect on thinking patterns?

Math class word problems should consist of: Jenny has a kid at 16 that costs $5000 in hospital bills. She has to pay $50 a day to feed and cloth the child. Her baby daddy makes $5.50 at McDonalds and works 30 hours a week. How much does their life suck? What if they had waited 10 years?
2012-12-02 12:33:52 PM  
2 votes:

links136: Will intelligence only be judged on repetition and memorization? Will we still force everyone to learn at the same speed even though we learn at different ones? Are people that are supposed to be learning trades left to die and join gangs like they always do?

We can only hope. If those kid learn construction trades what are all the immigrants going to do for work?

Why do you hate brown people?
2012-12-02 11:52:15 AM  
2 votes:

Snarfangel: Parents in good homes will give their children interesting and educational things to do with their time

The rest will be spent on homework.
2012-12-02 11:50:58 AM  
2 votes:
Parents in good homes will give their children interesting and educational things to do with their time, and the cycle of inequality will continue.

Maybe we can hire people to disrupt those with easy home lives.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-12-02 11:29:40 AM  
2 votes:
"The French are discovering - to their horror - that their performance internationally has been declining over the last 10 years. The French actually are performing [worse] than the Americans in reading and science," he says.

Then they had better try something and fast.
2012-12-02 04:07:10 PM  
1 vote:

DarkSoulNoHope: Gdalescrboz: Sounds like a solution liberals would come up with. "If it's hard, dont do it."

Conservative solution: Even if it's boring and tedious and might even due more harm than it does good, keep doing it that way because that's the way it is, so that's the way it always should be.

I need to do my homework more, brb! :)
2012-12-02 03:02:46 PM  
1 vote:

marchnrun4: * first one to post this. Where the hell did Weeners come from?

Well you see little marchnrun4, God wanted to make little boys different from little girls...
2012-12-02 02:33:36 PM  
1 vote:
He's been dreaming of this ever since he ran for class president in 5th grade.
2012-12-02 02:11:12 PM  
1 vote:

Erom: Wow, amazed that the attitude is anti-homework here. If I didn't have homework in school, I would have been absolutely worthless in college. Homework is a great character builder and teaches kids that life can suck sometimes.

Don't they spend all day learning that in school?
2012-12-02 01:51:01 PM  
1 vote:

marchnrun4: * first one to post this. Where the hell did Weeners come from?

Hmmm let's see this noob's accou
2006-09-14 22:06:21

What? How? This only makes for more questions.

/first time back since?
2012-12-02 01:46:53 PM  
1 vote:
* first one to post this. Where the hell did Weeners come from?
2012-12-02 01:43:07 PM  
1 vote:

Rich Cream: Isn't this along the lines of hobbling those who can run faster than others?

But that makes everyone equal, which, after all, is the goal. Protecting feelings is far more important than discovering and developing future achievers and creators.
2012-12-02 12:56:56 PM  
1 vote:
More and more it seem school is just day-care and the homework is meant to be the learning?

I've known medical students, veterinary students, and engineers who spend significantly less time in class than a 2nd grader. I'm not really sure what kids are doing in school all day, but I'm pretty sure it's not really learning in the traditional sense.

At most universities a 'full-time' student is one who will have '15-credit hours' and that should translate, roughly, into 15 hours in class, each week. That's roughly *three hours* per day. And this is for serious university types.
2012-12-02 12:38:13 PM  
1 vote:
Homework is a failed throwback from the 1800s. Get rid of it already.
2012-12-02 12:36:56 PM  
1 vote:

Abox: When I was real little and my brother had homework, I was jealous of the attention he got when he would spaz out over it. But when I finally had homework I thought it sucked. Forty years later I still think it sucks.

Maybe you should finally finish it so you can finally graduate?
2012-12-02 12:34:14 PM  
1 vote:
Who does homework at home anyway? That stuff is for home room... Or my 2nd period assignments would be done during 1st period's lecture, 3rd period's work done in second, and so on.

/straight As first five periods
//failed last period
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