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Sometimes i am just dying to write a blog post...

But I either have 10 things I want to talk about or can't come up with a single one.

I really felt the urge to write something today... had a few ideas and then went blank and so on and so forth.

So lets discuss something... let's discuss the idea of schools bringing some capitalism into their curriculum.

What if students made products, built a marketing base and sold the products to help fund the schools?

What if they got great lessons in running a business and made a little extra change for the school system thats providing them an education?

I haven't completely formed an opinion and don't claim to have answers... I just wanna discuss it.

Pros?/Cons?

Cut loose in the comments.

 

4 comments:

  1. I think it is a good idea. The problem you will find when you talk with anyone in education is time. Schools have no time to teach anything other than the basics for required testing.

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  2. I went to North High in Wichita and we had an entrepreneurship
    class where they had to develop business and marketing plans, create logos and go to a conference to try and 'sell' their product.

    Also, twice a year they made food and sold it outside during lunch hours and it went back to the entrepreneurship class fund. I don't know what restrictions school have about making products beyond that class though.

    The class was successful for many graduates- one of them that I know of owns two businesses in Wichita, The Riverside Perk and Maggies Scotch and Soda.

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  3. Maybe for a special entrepreneur class or something, but kids are in school to learn things like Math, Literature, the Arts, Science, History, etc. They have their whole lives to work.

    Personally, I wouldn't have wanted to be forced to do that.

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  4. I think it is an excellent idea. I do however understand the "teaching the test" that now exists in most school districts. In the dark ages when I was in school several elective classes were taught. They actually went out built houses and sold them. The automotive classes fixed the cars of students. FFA(Future Farmers of America) taught farming. By the time my children hit school all of anything left of that was ROTC. I always thought because so many parents were terrible at it that personal banking and how to cook etc. should be taught. If it brings money into the school that needs it and is used properly and teaches a skill how can that be a bad thing? It could be an elective. My children did alot of volunteer work that helped charities and helped on college resumes. The youngest has carried it all the way through college doing good regardless of where the college was. In my opinion awesome idea to teach them how to be business people while they are young and without worrying about falling flat on their face when it will cost them dearly. Afterall, that is where the economy seems to be going. I do know of a high school not far from me that grows pumpkins and flowers and other items that pay for their dances. They are in the middle of nowhere so it works for them.

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I love the discussion in the comments.. so... GO FOR IT!

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