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Re: Educational standards: USA/Europe/College+ by Wash! on 2004-03-24 08:55:05

As a 14 year old, I would expect you to feel like that, and Iím sure I felt the same when I was that age. But having reached the end of the educational ladder, I can look back, and be grateful for what I learned. Only the other day for example, did Pythagoras come in useful, as did my knowledge of headlands, ions, and the fact that there are 52 weeks in a year. You canít put a price on a broad knowledge, and you have the choice to develop your personal interests at A Level. German may not be top of your priorities, but for some it will be, and you really canít put a price on knowledge of a foreign language either. Believe me, your missing without it! You may feel like one of a flock at the moment, and to be fair, you are. We all were, traipsing into school, all dressed the same, all learning the same shit. But thatís what these early teenage years are for. But when you finally get past that, say, after GCSE level, you can become who you actually are. Develop your own interests, and make your own decisions on your own future.

The better times are to come, Lola. Put up with this school shit, and get the best out of it. Itíll all be worth it in 4 years time, and for the rest of your life!

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Re: Re: Educational standards: USA/Europe/College+ by Kid on 2004-03-24 11:45:50  |  Reply to this
  Yeah, on that 52 weeks in a year thing. I worked with (top, but not called Time) bloke at the Jobcentre had always worked with 56 (for 20 or so years) and was massively happy to discover that he was wrong, and his wage was going further.
Re: Re: Re: Educational standards: USA/Europe/College+ by Ringo* on 2004-04-13 02:13:37  |  Reply to this
  Wash, that is quite simply, the most intelligent speech i have EVER seen you type or heard you speak, period! Beer tonight?