Opposition to Globalization

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Opposition to Globalization
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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 2:34pm

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 12:18am

I think the first thing we need to fix is our teachers. Most of them suck. Throughout the whole of my education, I can count the "good" teachers on one hand...and still have a few fingers left over. We should pull them off the pedestals some folks have put them on and make them accountable for meeting performance standards, like every other business.

Actually, that is very surprising to me. I am thinking perhaps some school districts may not have good teachers.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 12:18am

I too agree most of my teachers sucked. The reason they sucked is not as much lack of knowledge but communication skills.

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 11:06pm

"I think the first thing we need to fix is our teachers.

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 6:33pm

Our universities are very good, but they are also run by businesses. If a student wants to pursue something just for sake of knowledge he or she is not going to get the support from the department unless a company sponsors his research. It has its pros and cons. Pro is that money is spent only on things that are going to be applied to improve the economy and aid to the growth. Con being not able to pursue knowledge for the sake of knowledge.

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 6:06pm

We spend plenty on education.

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 4:45pm

Hi ,

I am not an expert by any means. Plus barely get time to visit this board.

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 4:04pm

Just a General comment,

Our universities are very good, but they are also run by businesses. If a student wants to pursue something just for sake of knowledge he or she is not going to get the support from the department unless a company sponsors his research. It has its pros and cons. Pro is that money is spent only on things that are going to be applied to improve the economy and aid to the growth. Con being not able to pursue knowledge for the sake of knowledge.

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 3:57pm

Exactly,

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 3:50pm

Agree,

Education provides the basics to implement innovative ideas. e.g. someone not knowing physics and engineering wouldn't understand Nano technology or its uses. It is true that for some genius like Einstein formal education may not be necessary but even he needed grants and money to fund his research and was associated with university. For most of us cannot implement new techniques without education and understanding of basic concepts..

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 3:41pm

While it is true SOME are better off having low wage jobs, than they were before, some are not. When working conditions ruin ones health (long hrs, backbreaking work, toxic/polluted working environment) they are NOT better off. Perhaps they are in the short run, but not in the long run.

You are right, but when the marginal value of

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