Whole Lotta Lotta wrote:I think this is why the Buxiban system fails. The student is the customer, is the boss.
I wouldn't say the buxibans are failing unless parents quit sending their students.
In the US, parents are pulling their students from the public schools. And home schooling is growing at a record rate with the new edutech/edtech startups marketing specifically towards the students, parents, and teachers directly, because everyone knows how screwed up the school systems are.http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/04/when-technologies-collide-consumer-k-12-and-higher-ed/
I'm having second thoughts about returning to the US and maybe staying in Taiwan permanently.
Whole Lotta Lotta wrote:I undertstand what you said at the beginning, Papa. I also think it is an inherit problem with many people; The attitude that you have to earn my respect. With that attitude, I ought to have the right to punch every new person I meet on the street in the face. After all they haven't earned my respect yet.
I think a better attitude for people to have is tha every human being,even people you don't like, deserves a basic level of respect, until they have done something wrong. When they have done somehting wrong, you are under no obligation to respect them, but you still have to be civil.
Ideally, I agree with you.
But instinctively as a population, people act differently from the ideal.
We do tend to avoid people we don't like for whatever reason so we rarely have to test "every new person on the "street".
And it is the same reason in the US why you avoid ghettos or barrios where the "gangsta's" do act out their survival instincts and do "punch" new people on the streets.