reohn2 wrote:In a properly funded national education system there'd be less eed for private tutors or private schools,nor wouldnthere be a post code school system where parents move house because of a better school down the road,it would bring schools upto a higher level across the board.
But as you say pigs might fly
What kind of funding did the education system receive in the 1960s? Many would argue it was better then, yet I doubt it got as much funding as it does now, on a per pupil basis.
Facts and figures please.
In the Soviet Union or Mao's China, where all were ostensibly equal, do you not think children of high ranking members of the party received superior schooling to the common peasant child, who in some cases may not have received a secondary education at all? Didn't Ben@Forest tell us of a Russian translator who learnt English (in Soviet times) because his parents paid for private lessons
If there weren't a need due to a better education system,then there wouldn't been a need would there?
Do you think you could stop parents paying for tutors to further their children in some sense of another?
Did I say I could or even would?
See the answer to your previous question.
I'm sorry, I just think you are fighting against nature. You could bring schools up to a higher level, but you would lose pupils along the way, some pupils academic abilities won't be good enough for the higher level schooling. They should be encouraged to pursue other occupations, if they are not suited for academia.
You seem to believe,education is all about academia,it isn't,it should be much wider than that.
I'm trying to work this out - are you a believer in the blank slate, that every child is essentially the same raw material (intellectually) and it is only what they are exposed to or not which determines their intellect upon adulthood? I can see no way that the same education could work equally for all, unless they are a blank slate
There's no such thing as a blank slate,what gave you the idea I thought there was?
Every pocket has a bottom to it,nor do I believe every child has the same intellectual ability,nor do they all have the same intellectual interests,see my answer to yuor previous question
Did you watch the video?
I think children should be encouraged in their particular gifts, whether that is working with their hands, playing music, sport or pursuing a more academic route. I think much ability in these realms is innate and you can only go so far until you come up against the limits of a child, if they are being pushed in a direction which is not in their make up.
Ah! So you do understand what I was driving at,you just assumed too much of me