|Posted: May 7, 2009, 12:42 am - IP Logged|
OMG! What planet did you come from? LOL...it's just a guess, but I'm betting you're not valedictorian of your senior class! You can label it "jumping through hoops" or whatever you wish to call it but bottom line: 84% of the population needs 12 years + at least one year beyond a high school education to obtain a secure and well-paying position in the world of work!
This is getting too political, and obviously, I have revolutionary ideas about education, but while I don't believe our school systems are completely useless (teaching basic skills like math, reading, writting), I think they are way overrated. Eventually, it all becomes busy work, and the kids become bored and uninterested, at least from my experience. Plus, I think the School heads act as if they have so much power. It needs to be changed to teach more usefull things (like economics) and less fluff. And maybe there are some good schools out there that don't bombard students with busy work, but from my experience, no.
And back to the topic, the government should not discriminate against people collecting lottery prizes. Sure, they should pay their debts, but don't make it unreasonably impossible for them to find relief outside of welfare.