Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Elite schools
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Author:  melanie_wright [ Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:55 pm ]
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Earlier in the semester, we watched the film The American Dream at Groton. We have also read a few articles about elite schools and their academic advantages. I have thought about how different I would have turned out academically and as a person if I would have went to an elite school, like Groton. Have any of you considered the differences (positive and negative) attending an elite school would have made in your life?

Author:  Jake Orange [ Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:23 am ]
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I can not imagine what going to such an elite school would have been like. I sure it would have changed everything: my values, goals in life, etc. I am sure that I would have a different outlook on life. Am I certainly happy with the way my life has turned out. Would I have been better off, happier even, if I went to a "better" school? There is no way to actually know. I do know that things could have been much worse. I am just thankful that I had the opportunity to go to school and even better, college. It is interesting to think about Melanie. Who knows.

Author:  Maria_Schell [ Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:09 pm ]
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This just shows what kind of influence we have as teachers. If I had gone to an elite schoole where the competition and expectations were sky-high, I'm not sure what kind of person I would be right now. I think that its crazy how we, as teachers, can not only influence a child's education but their lives and outlook on life.

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