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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Customization to Your Detriment

11:40 AM |

At some point you can't have it your way...

After watching a commercial for an online k-12 education program that is part of the public school educational system, I had to pause for a second. your second grader can learn to color online? WTF?

We already have parents that don't want to discipline their kids because it will 'stifle their expression and creativity'. We have kids who don't know or don't want to abide by any rules or order set by ANYONE because they don't have to do anything their parents tell them to at home. We get adults who think the world runs like a Burger King drive through and they can have any and everything their way. Now you're going to start even earlier with the who 'do what you want, when you want to' mentality??

At some point in your life you will have to do something you don't want to do, in a time frame you don't want to do it in, on a day you could care less to do it on. It's called a JOB. And if you don't start making these stupid kids do something other than live fast and die hard it's going to be your old ass at a desk, in a factory, making this world go around. Why? Because your ignorant, selfish seed doesn't care that you're 80 year old back can't overhaul an engine in the repair shop anymore. They just want their R8 (that you gave them) running and ready to go.

I love the fact that technology has given me the ability to watch live NCAA basketball on my cell phone, and set my security alarm from the airport. I even love the fact that as an adult, you can find a school online and learn what you need with out it interfering with your current career. But to allow your children to stay in the house, in front of a computer for 8 hours or more a day, study when they feel like it, not have to deal with adults outside of the family, not have to deal with children of all cultures, backgrounds, personalities, is just insane. What are we teaching them? How will they grow to be functioning adults?

I mean you can say that it'll be the parents responsibility but that's happening. There is a good percentage of stupid parents, bringing up stupid kids and blaming everyone else for their inadequacies. I mean look around your classroom, your neighborhood, your city at these kids. One of them will be your doctor. One will be your future president.

That scare you enough to do better?