Thursday, March 23, 2006

It seemed like an innocent question....

Have you ever asked a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Did you smile at the response? Were you shocked? Did you feel inspired? Hopeful? Frightened?

Think back to your freshman year of high school? What did you want to do with the rest of your life? Are you doing it?

Enter Florida.

Please take a moment to visit Spunky Homeschool. Her latest entry on socialism and high school is very thought provoking. Don't homeshool? That's okay. The information she presents is important for all of us.


Blogger Barbie said...

Hey Kim that is where I live:-P

2:22 PM  
Blogger msdramateacherlady said...

I disagree with that post. The purpose of having students choose a major at that age is to make sure they are on the right track to attain that goal.

6:11 PM  
Blogger KKT said...

i'm not sure how i feel about that. on the one hand, i think that high school is preparing you for what you do AFTER high school and if your goal is be, say, a teacher, it would be helpful to take classes and apply to colleges that would help you reach that goal.

on the other hand, i think that there's already a large percentage of COLLEGE graduates who don't wind up doing what they went to college for (i'm waving... lol).

i've always thought that 18 is too young to know what you want to do for the next 40+ years.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

i have mixed feelings about this topic and go back and forth quite often. in h.s. i thought i knew what i wanted to do - be on tv or radio. then went on to college only to waste 4 years majoring in that field. when really, since i was wee little i wanted to be a nurse. i still want to be a nurse! (but i don't want to go back to school - not anytime soon that's for sure!)

9:58 PM  
Blogger msdramateacherlady said...

My school has the kids write the goals in pencil, symbolic of the fact that they can always change their mind...but better on the right track for something, than the wrong track for everything.

1:03 AM  
Blogger wendy said...

That is very interesting. I think I would still have a hard time deciding what I want to be when I grow up...

5:15 PM  
Blogger Spunky said...

The question is not if children should decide. The question is "Is it the business of the state to know?" There are other ways to make sure that children stay on track - they're called PARENTS. And if not the parents a legal guardian. The state is not the legal guardian of our nation's children. Atleast there not supposed to be.

6:24 PM  

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