One of my friends who, like me, is a teacher with a background in studying academic education (I'm a math guy while he's a history guy), posted an education article talking about how teachers are portrayed in our current American culture. I read it and just gave a short response, not particularly expecting anything to emerge from it. But one of his other friends (who I don't know) replied to my comment, setting off a pretty interesting discussion regarding whether or not sending your children to school is an ideal (let alone necessary) decision, and whether or not there should exist compulsory schooling for children. (We didn't talk much about the actual article's topic of portraying teachers, and I'm much more interested in the conversation I had with this other guy). This guy apparently doesn't send his children to school at all, and doesn't feel the need to set up any structured or formalized education for his children. As an educator, I think that's incredibly interesting, but I also feel it's more likely to be detrimental than beneficial for his children in the long run.
I'd like you to read the discussion between me (Red) and this other guy (Blue), and I'd like to hear your thoughts about it (or anything even tangentially related to education or schooling, for that matter). Our mutual friend who posted the article is Green, and the only text I blocked out/ removed were profile pictures and names.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read it
Now that you've (hopefully) read through the discussion between Red (me) and Blue (the other guy), please vote on which statement you agree most with. If you didn't read the conversation, please don't vote. Thanks!
Both red and blue have equally logical, compatible ideas. (8)
Blue; red's ideas were pretty flawed. (5)
Both red and blue are completely misunderstanding the situation (elaborate via comment). (4)
57 total votes
Your vote: Whose position do you agree more with?
(Vote): Red; blue's ideas were pretty flawed.
(Vote): Blue; red's ideas were pretty flawed.
(Vote): Both red and blue have equally logical, compatible ideas.
(Vote): Both red and blue are completely misunderstanding the situation (elaborate via comment).
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