usmccds423, sometimes I think you ask questions just for the sake of asking questions.
I like to know why people think what they think. You’ll notice I never said you were wrong…
- Here is one article I got from the super magical tool named google:
So other countries score better on a test(s). So what? I don’t mean that sarcastically either. Why does that matter?
Do you know how many times I’ve used Algebra since I first took Algebra 1 my freshman year of high school (2001). One time and that was to prepare for, wait for it, a test. Geometry? Zero times. Trigonometry? Zero times.
2) How do they know the curriculum wasn’t as good? This is an annoying question. They were in both or multiple. [/quote]
They weren’t in both at the same time. They couldn’t possibly be bias either. Maybe they switched from a very good school to a poor one or vice versa.
An annoying question… No one is holding a gun to your head. There’s no reason to be a dick about it.
3) A more rigorous curriculum is a good thing relative to what we have now. Rigor helps one develop critical thinking skills. People today don’t think critically. [/quote]
Generalizing a bit don’t you think? A more rigorous curriculum in and of itself does not add value.
4) 45k a year starting is bullshit pay when you factor in taxes and student loan payments.[/quote]
That’s more than probably 90% of the people in this world make a year and that’s at 22 with zero experience.
Really they might bring home 70% of that. [/quote]
I bet it’s more than that.
You can also extend that pay over 12 months. [/quote]
I agree that the summer vacations are bullshit, but at the same time I think Americans deserve more paid time off. In Europe it is common to have a mandatory 4 weeks paid off. Despite what the obnoxious people say who pride themselves on never taking a vacation or being too busy to wipe their ass, vacation is better for productivity and moral. 2 weeks a year is insufficient. [/quote]
I don’t care what Europe does.
How many business’ only offer two weeks? I’ve never worked for anyone that offers less than 3 and usually it’s 4 after the first year. I don’t’ know anyone that has less than 3 weeks paid vacation, plus sick days, plus 8 or so federal holidays.
Anyway, teachers get 3 months off plus at least 2 weeks vacation plus federal holidays plus inclement weather days.
Ya, I googled it.
6) What evidence do you have to support that education in the USA is superior![/quote]
I never said it was…