East Tennessee Symposium

You are viewing this site as a guess, as such, you can reply to topics...BUT cannot post new topics, except in the forum... titled ''Guest's New Topic Posting Area''.
We invite you to join the Symposium.
Registration is simple and FREE....but you must have a validate email address!

East Tennessee Symposium

A place for discussing important issues because the whole of life is learning, therefore education can have no endings.
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  RegisterRegister  Log in  
'' Attention!!Registration is simple and FREE.......Attention!!! forum is optimized for browsing via smartphones. You can browse all forums and write/send posts with your mobile phone. Attention!! A new feature titled…. Marketing Your Products/Services and Promoting Your Organization. It allows members and guests on the forum to sell, rent, buy or even give away items........

Share | 
 

  SCHOOL IS NOT ALL IT CAN BE!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Abracadabra
Founding Member
Founding Member
avatar

Male Aries Posts : 1325
Join date : 2010-05-13
Age : 74

PostSubject: SCHOOL IS NOT ALL IT CAN BE!   Mon 16 Aug 2010, 8:33 am

The following speech was delivered by top of the class student Erica Goldson during the graduation ceremony at Coxsackie-Athens High School on June 25, 2010....

Here is her opening remarks of her speech

There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, "If I work very hard and diligently, how long will it take for me to find Zen? The Master thought about this, then replied, "Ten years." The student then said, "But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast – How long then?" Replied the Master, "Well, twenty years." "But, if I really, really work at it, how long then?" asked the student. "Thirty years," replied the Master. "But, I do not understand," said the disappointed student. "At each time that I say I will work harder, you say it will take me longer. Why do you say that?" Replied the Master, "When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path."

This is the dilemma I've faced within the American education system. We are so focused on a goal, whether it be passing a test, or graduating as first in the class. However, in this way, we do not really learn. We do whatever it takes to achieve our original objective. School is not all that it can be. Right now, it is a place for most people to determine that their goal is to get out as soon as possible.

Full text here.

[bold] my emphasis




Hope and change voters....do not forget to after you enjoy a  with obama Kool-Aid....sweetened with NutraHope!

Many people (that I know) are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.

Ronald Reagen said it best.......The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.

"You can ignore reality, but not the consequences of ignoring reality." Ayn Rand

The truly educated never graduate !

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going. The Smart Left a Long Time Ago.

I have always said I don't care what you do or with whom you do it, but don't demand that I think that it is normal or that it is OK!!!!

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity!
how rude

Defining....Abracadabra … cursing censored
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 

SCHOOL IS NOT ALL IT CAN BE!

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Back to School In-Style Sweepstakes
» Back to School Sweepstakes *Michigan and Wisconsin only*
» Chuggington Back-to-School Sweepstakes *usa only*
» School Spirit Photo Contest *usa only*
» I want to go back to school

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
East Tennessee Symposium :: Political Discussions :: Public Schools---National Education Association-