It is a sad thing that the kids dont try to hard. To me getting a good education even if it just meant getting past high school was very important. It bothers me that if you dont wanna finish school here that is OK. I like that in the states they had a curriculum that was required for you to do to get though school. My husband wishes he hadn't dropped some of the classes like history cause now he realized how interesting it was.
A friend of mine, he called himself a frost-back family was from Canada he was born in the states, had just gone to Canada for work and i believe hes somewhere in Edmonton. He never thought of him self as very American more like a Canadian and he had culture shock just going across the border. I grew up in a little town in California with about 95 people, its about 35 miles to Reno, NV.
Im looking for work but since I am not 100% qualified i have to finish my training as an electrical apprentice. so far no one wants to take on a half way finished apprentice...
my husband... first time i came over here to meet his parents. then i came back over her to live here.... man i miss the states, living on the south island is such a culture shock. i have been to Auckland once and i dont know if i liked it so much, but davenport i loved. hey since you have taught here i was wondering, i dont know how Canada's education system differs from the states, but how is it done here? do you get graded as you go like on home work? or is it just like the the grade matters at the end of the year? My husband hasn't explained it much to me but as far as i got i can understand the under achievement.
On the Objectivists page you asked how other members became Objectivists. I became an Objectivist by first reading quite a bit. I came across some literature by a group called Neo Tech. They mentioned Ayn Rand as being a writer who promoted rationality and business capitalism which was not force backed but had on the merits of values and virtues; where one's life was a high value. After reading Many of Ayn Rands books and some by Leonard Peikoff, I stopped reading Neo Tech literature and focused on Objectivism more due to it's volitional and cognitive requirements on the practitioner.