I was talking with one of my relatives the other day about classes, and she raised a certain kind of interesting question. She said to me, in the form of a question, why do students in college have to take nearly the same classes they took in high school? Being the academic skeptic that I am, I smiled with glee at the thought of not being in school, or not being in school anymore--it seems that it's the story of my life. I have heard of the idea that you really don't learn anything until you're out of school. I have experienced learning in my profession through experience. Would it be too awful to "throw" students into a working environment and have them pick up the skills they need to make it in that profession? That idea sounds barbaric, or does it? Any responses?
Church *Church is a student of Life and Delta College, the smallest and biggest institution of high learning in the TriCities. He currently attends Algebra on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.