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User Info There Is A Sickness That Haunts The Western World; entered at 2022-07-31 12:18:22
Metalqueen
Posts: 142
Registered: 2021-09-10 Escapee from NoVa
I was placed in the TAG program in starting in elementary school, late 70s. There was not any of the self guided math, but it was an accelerated track of subjects, which would include trigonometry and calculus in high school. It also included eligibility for AP classes Junior and Senior years (a good deal as they could go toward college credit with no extra expense-this was a public school system still fairly good at the time).

The problem was I was still mostly bored. The school system worked for the studious types and the ambitious types but not the creative types. The pre-college guidance counseling was basically nonexistent. The only classes that I was engaged with were AP History (it actually provided a warts and all look at it) and French. I spent a lot of time doodling in my notebooks. I had no idea upon graduation what I wanted to do except get away from home.

And this was when things were reasonably functional. I dont know how you could possibly fix it now. And no, a religious based education would have NOT worked for me as I always had a problem with rules, and homeschooling even worse as it would have increased the level of isolation I already felt.

Oh and the best advice I got at the time was from an album I borrowed from the local library The Mothers of Invention Freak Out

Quote:
Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you have any guts


I didnt quite get the music on that album then (I definitely do now) but the advice I am glad I took to heart.

smiley
2022-07-31 12:18:22