mingshey wrote:It's a problem of whole system, not the problem of how to arrange a specific curriculum in a school.
The system should allow people to change between working and learning periods more freely. And then the problem of forced education will be reduced when the student realized certain need of learning. Well, this is not an easy problem, and rebuttals are welcome.
Lex wrote:The only way this could be "fixed" is to 1) change human nature (not likely), or 2) make it so one can live as a student as well as one can as a person with a paying job. This would require rather extensive socialism (which is what Canada apparently does), which has its own set of problems.
klewlis wrote:Lex wrote:The only way this could be "fixed" is to 1) change human nature (not likely), or 2) make it so one can live as a student as well as one can as a person with a paying job. This would require rather extensive socialism (which is what Canada apparently does), which has its own set of problems.
Well it depends on the person. My mother was living better on the government's money as a student than she had been as a worker, but only because she was a single mom and they support that and gave her lots of money.
klewlis wrote:As for getting used to a higher standard of living when you work... I can't say that I have any more money now than I did as a student... the only difference now is that I have these loans to pay back... I don't go back to school right now because I don't want more debt... not because I don't want the life of a student.
Keesa wrote:That's why I'm nineteen and still not in college...I refuse to take out a student loan. My brother got a good job after college, and it took him years to pay off his loans. I intend to get a graduate degree and write-think "starving-artist-in-the-garret," and you'll have a good picture of a beginning writer. I will not be in a position to pay off fifty thousand dollars of college loans.
Lex wrote:What do you intend to do as a writer? Depending on what you want to do, a college degree may be a waste of time, money and effort.
Emma_85 wrote:19 and not yet at college? Uh... well... lol, I won't get the chance to go to college earlier, cause you only finish Abitur at age 18 to 21 (and I'll be 19, like most people in my year, when I've finally finished).
But what are you going to do Keesa? I mean how are you going to pay for it all, without taking out a loan? Or are you working part time right now and saving up?
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