dont tread on me
- Dec 8, 2005
I may be old fashioned but school should still be more important. If she is pulling all A in difficult classes(not Basic Math, but at her age, Calculus and Trig)
(P.S. 700th Post)
WHY? Formal education is not knowledge. It is learning the ability to function within a system, i.e. the teacher tells you this will be on the test, you learn enough to provide what answers/information is needed to complete the test sucessfully. It (for the most part) does not teach one to think, in fact thinking can lead to you being labeled a troublemaker. School is geared to the lowest common denominator, not the exceptional.
Calculus and Trig?? other than the engineers like WBL(metalurgist?) and all I would doubt many here at shot talk have used either since high school. ( I use simple trig a fair share in construction, but more cause i like it than need it)
If you are going to be just another one of the masses (as most of us will be, hence making the mass) I will agree that diplomas will help put you higher up in the pack. But Wie has already defined herself as a standout, an exception ( hey, she is finishing last or close to it and still achieves the most attention(and $$).
George eastman - founder of kodak high school dropout
Dave thomas - wendy's high school dropout.
Henry ford - ford motor co. high school dropout.
Ray croc - mcdonalds high school dropout.
Nick Faldo high school dropout?? I think so
Ronald Reagan high school dropout.??
bill gates college dropout
james clark high school drop out - founder of netscape. he did go back to school and got his phd.
ted turner expelled from college
michael dell- Dell computers college dropout.
Steve jobs - apple computers dropped out of college after 1 semester.
I am not saying that a formal education is a bad idea for anyone. I am just saying that it is not essential, those that can and want to achieve will, and that those that want to really standout dont waste their time in the regime, they go out and do. computers are one of this era's major advancements. the top names in computers are all college dropouts, gates, jobs, clarke, ellison.
wie has as much need for high school right now as a blind man does for a big screen high def TV (except for needing the degree to appease the LPGA).