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<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:JOdel@aol.com">JOdel@aol.com</a> wrote:<br>
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face="Geneva" family="SANSSERIF" size="2">So okay, here in America we
pretend that we don't sort anybody and we shove all kids through a
12-year academic curriculum aimed at preparing them for college.<br>
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We do? Not in my day. (Note: I'm one of the groups token old-farts.) </font></font></blockquote>
Not in my day, either, and I bet I'm an older fart than you. But I've
just finished getting two kids of vastly different temperaments and
abilities through a one-size-fits-all school system, and that's what it
looks like from where I stand. The older kid, who is neither
interested in nor equipped to handle a four-year college education, had
to take exactly the same courses as the younger one, who breezed
through high school in three years and piled up a few college credits
on the side just to alleviate boredom. <br>
Maybe there are better and more flexible school systems elsewhere in
the country. I sure hope so.<br>
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