Videos are the new demand on our site! However I will not abandon my blog. Luckily I can use it to store/sort through my thoughts before I post anything too incriminating on the site. Especially since these poor people will have to see my face (woof) So this is a response to a letter from a woman named Luci who wrote us.
I very much appreciate your input.
It is nice to hear a side of the story that relates to the idea of
school as the development source for more than just formal education,
but for social skills and personal development as well. I would like to
say that I whole heartedly agree.
With this in mind however, I
would like to say that I don't think any of the Ed Zed's or myself are
not interested in learning. Personally, I completely agree that it is
more difficult to follow a path that is not considered traditional. I
left school once already, and went into the real world to try and find
work. I quickly found that it is very rare that you are even considered
for a position if you do not have the formal education. I consider
myself to be bright and a quick learner, however very few job
possibilities arise for someone who simply promises that they are
intelligent when to the potential employer, I have no real proof.
then I did return, thinking I judged the system too harshly. I quickly
discovered that while I have a strong thirst for learning, the school
system did not provide me with the means to learn in a way that works
for me. Hence why I was planning to leave before I was snatched up to
participate in this independent study "experiment", for lack of a better
While I agree that school allows you to become socialized,
I personally know that I am a very social and outgoing person. I love
being around people and making those connections, but I believe that
finding ways to connect with people outside of the walls of school is
important; mainly due to the fact that we need to find people we connect
with on a level beyond just being trapped in the same building for
seven hours a day.
So, I suppose here we are. I am attempting to finish my formal education so that I can finally start joining the world by my own terms. I did highly appreciate you mentioning your younger brother, and how he took a similar path. I was wondering, how did he find the information he needed for the placement exam? If there is a way for me to take the placement exam and be able to pursue either an Associate's or a Bachelor's degree that, I think, would be the most ideal situation for me.
Again thank you for writing in. I greatly appreciate your input and sending us such great thoughts!
So what do y'all think? Do you all think I have a good plan in motion? If I can find a placement test to take and start pursuing my education in my own way, I think that would be the best solution. THOUGHTS?!
Til later. Stay excellent.