Results for - Should wiz kids have to go to school?

2,451 voters participated in this survey

  • 1. Do you use the social media website Tumblr?
    Yes | 16.12% | 395 votes
    No | 83.88% | 2,056 votes
  • 2. Do you think that kids that are intelligent should be able to drop out of high school to focus on developing their skills?
    Yes, if the school does not offer programs that will help them to excel | 28.68% | 703 votes
    No, they should stay in school and get their high school diploma | 44.84% | 1,099 votes
    Undecided | 25.01% | 613 votes
    Other (please specify) | 1.47% | 36 votes
  • 3. Do you believe that obtaining a high school diploma should be mandatory for all students in North America?
    Yes | 52.10% | 1,277 votes
    No | 26.56% | 651 votes
    Undecided | 21.34% | 523 votes
  • 4. In general, do you think that high ranking individuals and CEO’s should have their MBA if they are going to run a company?
    I think that CEO's should have their MBA if they want to run a company | 20.16% | 494 votes
    No, I don't think it is necessary for a CEO to have an MBA | 37.01% | 907 votes
    It depends on the career the CEO | 41.74% | 1,023 votes
    Other (please specify) | 1.10% | 27 votes
  • 5. Do you think that the emphasis has been placed more on going to school to get a career, rather than going to school for the pursuit of learning?
    Yes, I think that students are focused on going to school to get a career, rather than for the pursuit of learning | 49.45% | 1,212 votes
    I think students are interested in getting a job and receiving an education at the same time | 20.40% | 500 votes
    I think that students today are more focused on receiving an education, than obtaining a job | 7.92% | 194 votes
    I am undecided on this topic | 22.24% | 545 votes

05/23/2013 Technology 10

Comments

  • lizvasquez18 profile photo
    School isn't for everyone, some people need to go to school like me and excel that way. But there are alot of people that school isn't for them, that they have to ability to do without it. Everyone learns differently. zeroj20 is right, some of the most important innovators are college dropouts. I just wish there was a way that teachers could test kids and help them find the best path for them.
    about 1 year
  • MamaV1776 profile photo
    LOL, Asdisir, because homeschooled kids never get out an interact with other people. In fact, kids in public school don't get as MUCH diversity as homeschooled kids - because they're forced to be around people their age. While homeschooled kids have more time to get out into the real world and not only interact w/ people of different races, religions, etc. but also of different ages and different neighborhoods. the socialization aspect is so false when it comes to homescoolers. most I know socialize way more, but in more appropriate ways.
    about 1 year
  • Jaller profile photo
    I think every one should try to get a high school diployma. College and technical school are up to the indiviual but its good have some trade out there.
    about 1 year
  • Asdisir profile photo
    In some countries where home schooling is not permitted in lieu of public schooling, it is not because of the level of teaching/learning either way. It is because they want the children to be socialized and know how to interact with a diverse group of people. It's not JUST about the education, in other words. In Germany and I believe most of Western and even Northern Europe, public education is required for that very reason, but only up until something like year 8, IIRC. If they're wunderkind after that - bye bye! Good luck and do your best. Until then, stay in school and learn the most important lesson of all. The world is full of all kinds and some of them will actually speak to you from time to time.
    about 1 year
  • sa_smiles profile photo
    I think that they still should obtain a degree they deserve a reward for completing that many yrs of schooling but for the super smart kids they should have the option to test out of some classes and if they can pass that then they should offer college level courses they can take in the highschools in place of the ones that are too easy or independent studies in their type of field or work experience credits in place of the classes they test out of.
    about 1 year
  • MamaV1776 profile photo
    well, we're homeschoolers - so the entire idea of compulsory schooling is not something we believe in. I think children, and people in general, should pursue subjects that interest them. and education from the state really proves nothing.
    about 1 year
  • PhillyDee profile photo
    i dropped out of school in the ninth grade. i took a ged test like butter. i have buddies that have graduated and have never learned how to read. i don't know how that can be possible. it is the truth, however.
    about 1 year
  • jakejake profile photo
    I don't have a high school diploma or GED. I was a national merit semi-finalist with a straight A average, and I dropped out after 10th grade. High school classes often teach to the middle or lowest common denominator. Kids can sit in class 8 hours a day if the state says they have to, and they can do all the work - but that doesn't mean they are learning anything if they aren't being challenged. I did go back to school eventually (still with no GED), and I have a Masters Degree now. I love learning. I just hate being in a classroom bored to death doing busy work on topics I already understand, like studying how to use apostrophes in 10th grade when we already learned it in 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, etc.
    about 1 year
  • SDL8908 profile photo
    I think that everyone should get a high school diploma but not everyone needs to go to school to obtain the necessary knowledge to pass a test to obtain a diploma.
    about 1 year
  • zeroj20 profile photo
    The most important innovators are college dropouts.
    about 1 year