Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/27

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Subject: [Leica] Writing, Literacy, and College
From: mlpowell at (Matthew Powell)
Date: Sun Jun 27 15:47:02 2004
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On Jun 27, 2004, at 1:15 PM, Walker Smith wrote:
> I've often thought that my father's 1929 high school Academic deploma 
> was easily the equivilent of many of today's college degrees in terms 
> of actual education attained.

Not counting college-credit liberal arts classes that I took in high 
school (graduated in 2000), I had three semesters of computer science 
(Visual Basic and C++), three years in newspaper (writing and learning 
Photoshop/Pagemaker/layout), a couple of years helping edit and design 
the literary magazine, trig, chemistry, biology and physics were 
mandatory for students before graduation, etc.

I'm sure my experience was better than most, but not that far above and 
beyond. The average student today is exposed to a wider range of 
disciplines at a much higher level than high school graduates of 
earlier generations. We take this knowledge for granted in teenagers, 
and set ever higher standards for them, as we should. But in doing so, 
we shouldn't pretend that a senior in 1929 was learning the equivalent 
of C++ or Photoshop or calculus.


> Walker

In reply to: Message from doubs43 at (Walker Smith) ([Leica] Writing, Literacy, and College)