26 Aug 2009

Poll Results -- Schools Daze

Hey! There's a new poll (water use) to the right ---->

Note on the new poll: If you don't know, look it up (or try... homework!). I want to know how hard it is for you all to figure out those numbers...
Does it matter (happiness, earnings, etc.) where you go to school?

Votes
Yes 66%27
No 10%4
Maybe (YMMV) 24%10

I am a supporter of the "no" "yes" vote on this one,* but I am a "self-starter" type. Does school matter for lazy people? Maybe not if they fail out. Are some schools better at "forcing" teaching? Or is this "yes" vote all about who you meet?

Please explain why you voted (or how you would have voted if you did).

Also explain how you "know" your answer if you only went to one school. (Or are we talking K-12 plus higher ed? hmmm...)

Bottom Line: Education matters in your happiness and "contribution" to society. Does it matter where you get it (school, "real world")? I'm not sure, since so many other factors are important.
* I was thinking UCLA vs UC Berkeley, but now I DO think that I am different (better different or just different?) b/c I went to UCLA. My K-6 years in Montessori was VERY important. So yes it is...