Capitalism Educated

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    It costs the taxpayers in America on average 250K to educate modestly one classroom of students, the majority of whom are not ready for the world of work.

    Yet, the same money can educate 1000 asian children ready to compete in our markets for the same expense.

    If we are the nation of liberty and free enterprise, which way should we be leaning? And, what does it say about our education institiutions?
     
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    Yeah, you are not supposed to learn things because you are curious and want to understand reality. You are supposed to learn in order to compete.

    Compete for what? Make money to buy cars designed to become obsolete? But if you are educated don't you know that planned obsolescence must be going on in cars.

    Look at WWII airplanes, like the P-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning. Didn't they have to know mechanical engineering and aerodynaminc to make those machine 25 years before the Moon landing without electronic computers? So why are we supposed to give a damn about cars because they keep changing them 43 years after the Moon landing?

    Yeah, compete over bullsh#!

    Here is the reason to buy a car:

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    Bark Vader in return of the Jetta.

    ROFLMAO - Cars are dogs. :lol:

    Read some decent sci-fi with good science.

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    Here is some capitalist info:

    http://www.spectacle.org/1199/wargame.html

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    China is not a nation of entitlements. They are motivated to get an education at all costs.....do well and secede.. A far cry from their US counter parts.

    China's teachers are also not union workers...so the same money goes farther.
     
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    Where in Asia?
     
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    That VW teaser for the Superbowl is so much better that the crap Deutsch ran during the game itself.
     
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    Money does not equal a good education. You can put a man through school but you can't make him think.
     
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    I like the Volkswagen Star Wars commercials.

    But they would not get me to buy their car. 43 years after the Moon landing and they keep redesigning stuff that rolls along the ground at less than 130 mph. How many billions are wasted on useless variations as part of the marketing strategy? :cuckoo:

    Are our schools supposed to turn out people too dumb to figure that out?

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    Is it the schools, our culture, both? One only needs to read on Japanese culture and their system of education and see a big difference, yet if we imported Japanse schools to America would we see a huge change in our young people? Perhaps a higher dropout rate would be the result. If we kept our educational system and imported Japanese students would their be a change?
    We would love to pin the responsiblity of education, or lack thereof, on teachers, schools, teacher-unions, and for the most part the responsiblity lies on us, we have Americanized our children.
     
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    I'll say this much....

    CULTURE is underrated. Asian will F-ing beat their kids if they do poorly. Not all of them, but many. I'm not sure what parents do with their kids here, depends on the culture of the community i suppose. The psychological pressure of competing with 7 or 8 times the number of people in your community really amps up the pressure to do well in school. Additionally, they are academically more competitive than us because the labor market is so much more competitive than ours.
     
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