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#21 BSLMichaelWeber

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:30 PM

Ocean City is one of the best beaches in America.

Siesta Key is obviously the best but when the weather is good and the ocean is in the right mood OCMD tough to beat.

Also, West Coast beaches are overrated. Water is too cold.

And this doesn’t have anything to do with crowds, prices, etc. this is about the beach only.


I go to South Bethany, which is a great beach.

You're right regarding water temp in California, but there are some incredibly beautiful beaches like Laguna Beach and La Jolla that this area can't come close to. Plus, better wildlife viewing out there.



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:53 AM

I don't completely disagree with you.

However, there's value in people becoming more well rounded in terms of skills, knowledge, philosophy, and experience.

Obviously it's lost on some, though.


I agree with you..but you shouldn’t be forced to do that if you don’t want to. You spend 12 years on school learning English, history, math, etc...and while they are important to learn, much of it has no use in people’s professions.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 10:41 AM

I agree with you..but you shouldn’t be forced to do that if you don’t want to. You spend 12 years on school learning English, history, math, etc...and while they are important to learn, much of it has no use in people’s professions.


Well no one is forced to do it.

I could support some changes to graduation requirements and such though. The most important thing is to reduce the cost.

Society's goal should be to have a well educated and well rounded population.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:07 PM

Well no one is forced to do it.

I could support some changes to graduation requirements and such though. The most important thing is to reduce the cost.

Society's goal should be to have a well educated and well rounded population.

You are forced to do it if you go to college.

And this would be done to reduce the cost...that’s the whole point.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:15 PM

You are forced to do it if you go to college.

And this would be done to reduce the cost...that’s the whole point.


So you are forced to experience college if you go to college?

If someone wants to go to a trade school, they can do that instead.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:17 PM

Beyonce is extremely overrated. 


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:30 PM

So you are forced to experience college if you go to college?

If someone wants to go to a trade school, they can do that instead.


It has nothing to do with experiencing college.

You go to college, presumably, to get a degree in something you are interested in and perhaps the area you will work. The courses in your major provide that knowledge to you. Most jobs don’t require you to know anything about American history, Math skills (beyond basic stuff), etc....

It’s just not important and it’s stuff you learned your whole school life.

You could easily cut out 40-50 credits and that’s a lot of money you don’t have to pay.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:31 PM

Beyonce is extremely overrated.


40 year old white guys isn't exactly her main demo.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:35 PM

It has nothing to do with experiencing college.

You go to college, presumably, to get a degree in something you are interested in and perhaps the area you will work. The courses in your major provide that knowledge to you. Most jobs don’t require you to know anything about American history, Math skills (beyond basic stuff), etc....

It’s just not important and it’s stuff you learned your whole school life.

You could easily cut out 40-50 credits and that’s a lot of money you don’t have to pay.


Well in most cases, private companies are the ones that think the college degree is important. #capitilism #freemarket

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:40 PM

Well in most cases, private companies are the ones that think the college degree is important. #capitilism #freemarket

You still get a degree. Just not needing 120ish credits.

And if you choose to take those classes and graduate with that amount of credits, perhaps you get a different type of degree.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:40 PM

40 year old white guys isn't exactly her main demo.


She's been out for 20 years, I wasn't always 40.. but okay, point taken.

Kudos to her for the longevity / relevance; and respect for 'Lemonade' being interesting...  just generally think she's been consistently overrated. 

 



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:42 PM


40 year old white guys isn't exactly her main demo.


Do you have to be a young black person to have an opinion about her?
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:52 PM

You still get a degree. Just not needing 120ish credits.

And if you choose to take those classes and graduate with that amount of credits, perhaps you get a different type of degree.


Those companies are and have been placing value on degrees using the current college model.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:53 PM

Do you have to be a young black person to have an opinion about her?


Obviously

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:41 PM

Those companies are and have been placing value on degrees using the current college model.


So if things change, you don’t think they will value the new way of doing things?

The answer is of course they will.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:47 PM

So if things change, you don’t think they will value the new way of doing things?

The answer is of course they will.


Possibly, but they have been the ones increasingly placing value on the current model and they do currently have the ability to emphasize something else.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:56 PM

Possibly, but they have been the ones increasingly placing value on the current model and they do currently have the ability to emphasize something else.


I think we're seeing a sea change in that regard.  There are more and more large companies not placing emphasis or requirement on degrees. 

That said, I agree with what you said earlier in the thread... I think there is something to the idea of well rounded general knowledge. But be it HS or at the University level; I'd like to see those 'general knowledge' classes be more life skills based. 



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Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:04 PM


I think we're seeing a sea change in that regard. There are more and more large companies not placing emphasis or requirement on degrees.

That said, I agree with what you said earlier in the thread... I think there is something to the idea of well rounded general knowledge. But be it HS or at the University level; I'd like to see those 'general knowledge' classes be more life skills based.


Some more life skills would be nice, but I value the humanities a lot as well and feel like the country would be a lot better if people studied those fields more thoroughly.

However, as I said before, I could support some tweaks that can make education more customizable.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:07 PM

Obviously


Btw, this wasn't serious just to make sure no one thinks it was.

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 02:10 PM

It has nothing to do with experiencing college.

You go to college, presumably, to get a degree in something you are interested in and perhaps the area you will work. The courses in your major provide that knowledge to you. Most jobs don’t require you to know anything about American history, Math skills (beyond basic stuff), etc....

It’s just not important and it’s stuff you learned your whole school life.

You could easily cut out 40-50 credits and that’s a lot of money you don’t have to pay.

 

Based on our current society, I think it's safe to say that our education system needs MORE American history, not less.


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