[quote=“SgtSpike, post: 1022177”]Lol, well you can’t deduce that those kids are wierd because they were homeschooled. It very well could be they were homeschooled because they were wierd. But I definitely understand your point about necessary interaction with other people, and that is something I would pay a good deal of attention to. I was homeschooled from 3rd grade til college, but we had a “resource center” for homeschoolers where I was taught on the harder subjects my parents couldn’t teach. I had a good deal of interaction with people there (though many of them were weirdies, lol), and I definitely agree that some sort of major social interaction is needed to supplement homeschooling.
Lol, I definitely agree there are some people who are terrible at homeschooling, and their children turn out to be social hermits, but like I said in the previous quote, if you include the necessary social interaction, they’ll turn out just fine. Heck, I was homeschooled, and now I’ve got an excellent job, going to college, married, have a good number of friends, and I’m an excellent communicator (or at least I think I am ;)).
I’m not sure what you mean… why do the parents need a job for their kids to go to school? I’m going to college, and my parents haven’t given me one cent towards it. Anyone can go through higher-level education if they want to…
And yes, manufacturing helped bring us out of the depression. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best way. A bunch of engineers and businessmen could bring us out of a depression just as easily. :thumbup[/quote]
Go look at statistics of tax brackets and how they correlate with education, it’s clear that unfortunately, a large majority of poverty level kids typically do not have the opportunity to go to college.
Here’s how you have to look at it:
Minimum wage jobs=Foundation
Mid Level=Builds experience
Industrial/Manufacturing=Amongst the largest sector of employers
What we need to be doing as a country, is building the capability for everyone to aim for, and achieve a competitive paying job, with benefits, along with the opportunity to continue to move up, given the opportunity and having the willingness.
There is no denying that communities flush with job opportunities provide solid tax bases, that in turn provides money for public school, which in turn improves morale, community spirit and grades along with the drive for children to learn.
Education is something that you cultivate, you cannot draw a straight line, it’s a multi stage process. We cannot as a country, bank on high level jobs as the primary source of income and value to our country, diversity in every area is how this country was built.
This crisis is proof that we have as a country put too much emphasis and trust in the hands of executives, and less faith in the good old fashioned sweat of the brow clock punching worker that put us on the map to begin with.
You cannot, have a well rounded community, economical system, education system or defense without a robust manufacturing sector.