College Essay On Intelligent Minds

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The world around us is constantly changing. Every year intelligent minds are moving on from high schools and colleges to embark upon the “real world”, where they offer their skills and insight, ultimately changing the world as they were taught to do. Teachers of the past have done their part in crafting the minds of children, who have successfully moved on to become the individuals of today, who have designed our advanced society. However, the job is not yet done. Our job as the instructors of today, is to prepare our children, not for a society that existed twenty years ago and not for the society that exists at this moment, but for the future that is waiting to be created. Presenting intelligent minds, which are equipped and well prepared …show more content…
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After all, “when a society does not value both its philosophers and its plumbers, neither its theories nor its pipes will hold water” (111) Allowing students to set their own course entering into high school will not neglect the basic skills which employers are looking for, being that basic reading, writing, mathematics, and good conduct can be obtained within the first eight years of schooling. This method of learning will however, teach students the collaborative, critical thinking, and reasoning skills employers believe are lacking, as well as, lower the drop out rate and increase the chances of students thriving in the workplace. In order for students to follow their own course, multiple pathways must be available to them. Learning communities, career and technical academies, virtual schools, vocational schools, and independent study all offer children new opportunities to explore and discover their path to success. With the idea of multiple pathways, some concerns arose. People feared that “multiple pathways” is just a fancy term for tracking, which is the idea that students will be

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