If it's not a business, it probably shouldn't be run like one.
--alboss 15:31, 13 June 2009 (UTC)Bravo, Phil. Here in the U.S. too many of our schools are run like a business. Unfortunately, that business is a factory, and it's product is preparing people for jobs in manufacturing. This made sense in the 1950s (maybe) but is poor preparation for the current times. This model has managed to take essential, rich and fascinating subjects like history, science, math, language (and most others) and make them BORING, obtuse, meaningless, and wholly disconnected from life as the students know it. It caters best to the elite, whose parents can supplement it, and whose school districts have the money and the foresight to raise the additional funds needed to offset the penurious and misdirected funds from the state. Higher Ed, for those who can afford it and can get in, seems to focus on preparing people for careers in Higher Ed--careers most college students don't necessarily want and likely won't get.