High School Post-secondary option???

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High School Post-secondary option???
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:33am

When I was in high school during my junior and senior year because I was on track for the college prep diploma I was eligible to take 1 class per semester at the local university for free.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:06pm
I think you're putting words in people's mouths. I haven't seen anyone here say a liberal arts degree is MORE important -- I've seen many of us defend the liberal arts degree but with many qualifiers that it's nto for everyone and what's important is that the degree suit the student.

 

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:11pm

<I think you're putting words in people's mouths. I haven't seen anyone here say a liberal arts degree is MORE important -- I've seen many of us defend the liberal arts degree but with many qualifiers that it's nto for everyone and what's important is that the degree suit the student.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:14pm
If I had a kid whose interests and talents lay in some form of engineering, I would steer that kid toward a good engineering school that had *some* scope for humanities electives. Because I think the humanities are THAT important. On the other hand, I have spent the last almost sixteen years introducing my kids to art, literature, music, drama, etc. I could certainly entertain an argument from a future engineer as to why a more focused degree would be in his or her best interest. But it better be grammatically correct, logically consistent, and rhetorically compelling.
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:15pm

No I don't think you're being an idiot, but I do think you're reading a big moreinto this than is there.... I think that people like me think a liberal arts education is important b/c that's what we know and what we've experienced and I'd love the same for Liza but if Liza said to me "mom I'm going to get my associates degree in landscaping" I'd say "great. have fun"

 

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:19pm

<But it better be grammatically correct, logically consistent, and rhetorically compelling. >


Wow, I get a sneaking suspicion this was directed at me.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:20pm
To make things even more complicated, many engineering degrees, while not technically liberal arts degrees, include many liberal arts requirements. To me, whether it is an official liberal arts degree is not as important as whether it requires the student to take a wide range of classes outside of his or her major. My university offers the Bachelor of Science in computer science as an engineering or liberal arts degree. If my kid was into computer science, I'd encourage the latter.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:21pm

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:23pm

No, it WASN'T directed at you. Grammar, rhetoric and logic are the three major liberal arts from antiquity and the middle ages. If one of my kids were wanting to show me that they didn't need anymore liberal arts education, they would have to demonstrate a good mastery of those arts.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:23pm

<My university offers the Bachelor of Science in computer science as an engineering or liberal arts degree.>


the same at my school it just depended on what emphasis.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 1:24pm

I HATED math and science classes. I still think it was good for me to take those classes. It's good for me to have a basic understanding of biology and chemistry. Of how the scientific method works. To learn about logical reasoning in math class.

I don't care if Samantha hates reading literature with a passion. I'd still like her to have some basic knowledge of literary criticism.


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