Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Phuket, Thailand
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As a tertiary level teacher, I don't understand this obsession with grades, or even education. If somebody is not academically inclined they should be encouraged to turn their skills elsewhere.
That being said, the "R's" (reading, writing and arithmetic) are important in most walks of modern life. It is difficult to get by without them at least at basic level, but I am aware that they are a struggle for some. My brother-in-law is dyslexic, but that didn't stop him from becoming a world record holding sheep shearer. His 'rithmatic is pretty good. My nephews have also struggled, but have been encouraged to do well in areas that they do excel, not by promise of reward, but by sense of achievement.
Last edited by Michael; 12-10-2012 at 01:12 AM.