Thursday, February 14, 2008

Value of the Diploma


What is high school good for? What skills are you working on here? How could high school be improved? How could this class be improved? What has been the best part of this class?--the worst?

11 comments:

  1. I think high school is good for helping kids expand their minds and learn responsibility. but on the other hand i dont think school teaches all of the things necessary for succeed in life outside of school, for instance i think they should teach more about how to deal with stressful situations;like family at home, relationships outside of family, without knowing how to deal with that stuff its hard to concentrate on learning other things that dont seem to matter right now like math, science and english.

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  2. I know the diploma is a paycheck that pays for 60+ years. Just look at the statistics: graduates of high school make more than non-graduates; graduates of college make more than those who do not. Employers know that high school gives people desirable skills, it's as simple as that. And I respect you all for making it this far and for heading boldly toward graduation in late May!

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  5. Doesn't it sound like V has graduated high school or even college? Did he get to go to high school before the hideous experiments performed on him? Or, maybe he is self-taught? Regardless, he is really smart and really talented--a true rebel!

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  6. The best part of this class might be still to come. Soon, we'll begin technical writing, which requires you to use every linguistic skill you've developed in the last four years to convey/communicate as effectively as possible. You write directions on how to create a "Thingamajig". You'll create it, give it a name, write directions on how to re-make it exactly, then give the pieces and the directions to a classmate. People have had a blast with it in the past--and have learned a lot about effective language use, too.

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  7. good for meating peaple and learning about what life might come in handy

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  8. The diploma is a symbol that signifies hard work, dedication, and academic rigor. There is no doubt the diploma is worth it--just look at the results. Do you know people who have not graduated high school? Do they have certain traits in common? It is a different world now than it was 50 years ago, that's for sure. Graduation rates have soared, thankfully, due to higher expectations of society and employers. Has the diploma become harder to earn? Has it become more valuable? (There are places in this country that have graduation rates of 40% or lower. Thank goodness that ours is roughly 97+%.)

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  9. South--you are exactly right. School is a great place to socially network. It is not a great place for cell phones, text messaging devices, etc., but it is a great place to work on social interaction with peers, adults, and people younger/older than you (i.e. freshmen-senior relationships, dating and platonic).

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  10. High school is good for the life diploma you get after taking classes to learn about different things that already happened in the world. The skills you work on in school are not being late for class and to pay attention while the teacher is talking and alot of problem solving. High school could be improved by starting school earlier and school gets out earlier for more time after school. I like how class is, just leave it how it is. The best part of this class is the movies, I liked how we would watch movies and analyze them into depth and thinking of the purpose of the movies. Also how everything is on purposely done, for example the US Flag, nothing is done on accident. Well the worst I just do not like essays personally, and I didnt care for the vocab quizes.

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  11. I think school is good for better jobs because now days without a diploma you dont get very good jobs. Getting a diploma is also good just because you can say you accomplished a goal in your life. But i still dont like school i think it is boring.

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