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  •  With all due respect. How long does it take to (2+ / 0-)
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    Dar Nirron, not a cent

    learn "to play by the rules"? That's not a hard thing to learn. And it's obvious when it's truly necessary in adult life.

    For a person who does best learning things they care about, and learning in depth, a "normal" class room will never be a fit. It will be a torture chamber.

    Recently I had a foster-to-adopt child with severe issues, so I read about 30-50 books about his issues. In about a year. I still occasionally research in that field. Many people couldn't do that, because they're wired differently. I don't think I'm better than they are, I think I'm different.

    We're not all alike. The idea that traditional classrooms have something to offer everyone makes no objective sense.

    Plus, it has been proved false by research, over and over.

    I was first chair in my instrument in high school not because of what happened in high school, but because I had the interest and discipline to practice 1-3 hours by myself at home every day. That was concurrent with high school, but not "happening in high school". If someone had told me I had to abandon that instrument and take up another, or take up say, swimming, instead, because that was their goal for me, it would not have worked.

    This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

    by AllisonInSeattle on Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 04:36:46 PM PDT

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    •  Good points... thanks for your thoughts! (0+ / 0-)

      We are all different... at some point in our lives we have to take responsibility for who we uniquely are.  I say it might as well be sooner rather than later.

      Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

      by leftyparent on Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 04:57:15 PM PDT

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