Republicans are ruining American education

Discussion in 'Politics' started by unfocusedanakin, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. NotMyRealName

    NotMyRealName Members

    Until you need a plumber. Then you don't care if he knows about anything other than pipes.

    A good plumber is a 6 figure a year job. All he/she has to know is pipes. Pretty good value for no college degree.
     
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  2. mcme

    mcme lurker

    Based on this response, I'd bet you believe that after a year or two of working for a master plumber, you'd be among the best ever to ply the trade. There's plenty of physics and geometry that takes place on top of all the mechanical skills needed. Four years of college and you can go teach in a classroom. Four years of plumbing and you start to realize how much you don't know. Look up the test you must pass to become a licensed master plumber in New York, and see just what you don't know vs what you need to know.
     
  3. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    I'm not really getting the need to pit two completely unrelated professions against each other

    The world needs plumbers

    The world needs teachers
     
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  4. quark

    quark Parts Unknown

    So are you a plumber, teacher, or veteran?

    Where did you go to school?
     
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  5. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    a good tradesperson just goes on working to keep the country and the economy running

    he doesnt have the time or inclination to explain things to idiots :)
     
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  6. NotMyRealName

    NotMyRealName Members

    Yes but there was no need to disrespect a plumber or any profession simply because they are non university educated.
     
  7. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    Colorado school of mines
    mechanical engineer
     
  8. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    (Edit: Quote referring to a personal attack against unfocused removed by MeAgain)

    Maybe if you got that kind of education you would respect it. But yes as a young man I watched his show and he encouraged me to learn. I got to high school and thought "wow I could do that too".
     
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  9. quark

    quark Parts Unknown

    My B.Sc is in physics. Maybe it was too hard for you.
     
  10. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    Some pissing contest over degrees? No I just found making things work much more int resting that focusing entirely on physics. People always need engineers, physics is a little harder to be employed. I wanted lots of options.
     
  11. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

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    The username Quark should have been the telltale sign, although in his/her case Strange Quark would have been more precise
     
  12. quark

    quark Parts Unknown

    I'd like to think I'm more charming. :blush:

    I used to have a joke for top and bottom but would probably be banned...
     
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  13. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    Maybe this is why Quark does not post pics? No Iphone filter for this.:wink:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    you dont remember captain cannabis?
     
  15. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

  16. quark

    quark Parts Unknown

    Yeah, that's actually me. So what?

    You're also probably lying about being an engineer. BILL BILL BILL BILL.
     
  17. Piney

    Piney Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    My niece is a public schoolteacher in the south Bronx, New York. A dedicated committed, loving teacher. so different from a mechanical trade to have citizens trust you with their young children.
    Have a relationship with these students parents. a Five Year degree. She did Summer camps, a French language school & had practice runs at three different charters before coming aboard with The City of NY.
     
  18. Okiefreak

    Okiefreak Senior Member

    When your toilet is stopped up, who you gonna call? Admittedly, plumbing needs tend to be immediate and pressing, while educational needs tend to be long term. Really, the education of our kids is vital to the country in the long run, and we need highly educated, trained and dedicated people to do that job. We won't get that by disparaging teachers, suggesting we don't really need them, or equating them to plumbers. The quality of the posts on this thread suggest we could use more good teachers.
     
  19. NotMyRealName

    NotMyRealName Members

    And more good plumbers. Sadly the teachers have failed at teaching that. Or perhaps thats a bigger problem of the education system philosophy. The teachers might be told not to.
     
  20. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    steven lavimoniere

    lot of good videos there from a plumber/HVAC tech who explains things in a simple way even a teacher would understand

    also he has a nice doggy
     
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