Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday 9: School Daze

Saturday 9: School Daze
1. Do you have children in school?
Both demons are in school. Demon #1 is in 8th grade, #2 in 7th.
2. Did you go to public school? If you have children did/do they?
Yes I did... and yes they do. Same school, too, how fun is that? And they even walk the same road I did to get there.
3. Are you currently in school or taking classes?
Nope, but I wouldn't mind doing it. I'd love to take some art classes or criminal psychology classes or veterinarian medicine classes... oh never mind. I'll never decide what I want to do when I grow up.
4. What level of education have you completed?
Technical College/VoTech
5. Do you, or did you have loans out for your (or your children's) education?
Nope. My parents paid for it. And, yes, I am kicking myself in the ass for only going to a "technically not a college" school. I could have taken art classes, criminal psychology classes, veterinarian medicine classes... as long as I was in school my parents were willing to pay. Boy was I a dumbass. But I hated school and the only thing I wanted out of it was me.
6. What are your thoughts on the cost of tuition for colleges and universities?
I think it's pretty outrageous, but then again I really don't know whats all involved in running a college so maybe it's worth the money, who knows.
7. Did school prepare you education wise for working in the real world?
No. It filled my head with tons of crap that I haven't used since I turned in the last piece of homework. I never once have had to find "x" in a triangle since then.
8. Did school prepare you emotionally for what lay ahead?
Yeah right... any teen who thinks their life is an emotional rollercoaster now should just wait... adulthood is worse. And the high school games never end....
9. If you were to run a high school, what changes would you make?
I'd give the kids more of a choice of what classes to take.... sure, take the math, English, all that happy crap, but give them more choices to explore their interests earlier. I'd also make class sizes smaller. I don't know how I'd do it, but I'd make it so less emphasis was put on the letter grade that you receive and more on what you've actually learned and taken in.