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Should high schoolers be able to choose core classes based on a choice of future career?


Sophomores and upper classmen only though... they already have prep-classes that you can choose, but is that enough. Kids with 4.0's through high school bust their butts on learning useless information (like why Juliet killed herself for Romeo) that will be less of a concern for someone working working as a cop. Should schools be more individualized with some sort of survey?... What would you change about the learning programs?

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Stephanie Bradberry (StephanieBCrosby) says

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    AlexK2009 4 years ago

    Your suggestions would make schools produce generalists not specialists. Very subversive. There was a book I read called "teaching as a subversive activity" which I think would give valuable suggestions for course design.


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buckleupdorothy says

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Charles James says

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    Thank you for your comment. Nice to hear where you come from with your answer.

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Rod Marsden says

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    Hmmm. Interesting. Thank you for a different answer.

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AlexK2009 says

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    RoxiM 4 years ago

    I think of what was emphasized back when I was in high school, and the only subjects that have any real relevance today are the core courses. Who can predict what students will need in their lifetimes? Critical thinking will always be important.


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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    Thank you for your comment. A school that I went to did the same thing. I have a quick question...

    Were you assigned homework from the career center as well?...

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    That's great to hear. Are the plans going to be individualized or generally based AROUND a certain career path? I think the system is just adding more (like 2 years requirement Spanish/German language) but not balancing any of it. I know people suffe

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Rhonda Malomet (Rhonda_M) says

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    Very well said as well. Very true! Do you also agree that there is certain content that could be chosen even better for the understanding and easier concepts to learn for a topic or academic work?

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Deborah-Diane says

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    Interesting thoughts. Nice to hear this, thank you for your comment.

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msorensson says

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    I was part of the GATE program in California for two years. It was fun, but not directed towards people who who excelled more than proficiently in other topics as well. You have to pass all classes and show advanced thinking in order to be in these


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Hope April says

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    Very true, but there are already many extra activities in schools where they explore more than one job, they don't however have many that concentrate on certain career paths except for core classes themselves...

    But I see what you are saying. Thank


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    RoxiM 4 years ago

    So true. My son graduated last year, and thought he wanted to be an engineer. Once he started taking engineering courses, he realized he really wasn't cut out for that work. So it's back to the drawing board, so to speak.


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SportsBetter says

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    Brandon Martin 4 years ago

    Very well said and an interesting statement to hopefully see come to the light in schools. Possibly competition may do more.

    School test scores are the only thing they have as far as competitions and that too is run by government. I like where you

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    AlexK2009 4 years ago

    Many teens know when text language is inappropriate. It does however seem to be used a lot in places like facebook.


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