A New Educational Standard

This post is in response to a fellow blogger.

This blogger has a rather genius idea to offer certifications (not unlike a Journeyman’s license) in all fields of expertise… a general sort of “life experience degree”.

I love the idea. But I also see a hiccup with it… or perhaps a separate implication entirely…
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The Economic Detriment of an Education

It’s no surprise to me whatsoever that community colleges are over crowded. Education is fine, don’t get me wrong, but when you stand zero chance of succeeding in this ridiculous society of ours for a lack of it… quite a different story.

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On Being Ex-Military and Unemployed

When I got out of the military service – the navy – I had the hardest time finding work.  I still do, five years later.  I have tried to rationalize it. I have tried to ask questions and feel with my feelers about the hows and whys.

Understand this.  I didn’t join the service out of “not having options”.  I joined out of military tradition in my family, a sense of pride and loyalty.  To serve country.  I am a highly educated guy. I was before I joined and I’m even more-so now.  You know what I did in the navy?  I was what they called a “nuke”.  I played my part in maintaining, repairing, operating, managing, supervising… that’s right… a Nuclear Power Plant. One of the militaries most prestigious enlisted programs. I was an electrician, in addition to a nuke.

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Criticisms of American Academia and the American Student

In response to Unequal Access to Quality Education, an article written by a fellow blogger.

You say that education costs money. I must disagree wholeheartedly. If I truly cared about my education, and just my education, I could pop into the public library day in and day out for the rest of my life. I can literally acquire an education equal to if not surpassing that of any doctorate level graduate – for free – simply by researching in books freely offered by the county, or the internet that is also offered freely at the library.

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Theology in Public Education

I have never seen a public school that taught theology, or that taught of any of the worlds religions. Are there any public schools in the USA out there that teach theology?

The most I have seen any school do was teach religion demographics in geography class, and other religion statistics. Or, in some social studies and/or history classes, they might teach the social and political impact of religion on a society. The how and why of migration, persecution, etcetera, is the subject of a history course. It is not the same as teaching the religion itself, it isn’t the subject of theology.

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