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Response to AllyCat (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:52 PM

6. More irritating is the refrain,

"When am I going to use that?"

Which many of my kids hear from their parents, who didn't pay attention when they were in high school. Most of my poorer kids have parents with less education than the children of engineers, HR folk, lawyers. That's why they're poorer, for the most part.

The kids of those wealthier just shake their heads at those who are poorer, not because of wealth but because of their attitudes towards learning and assignments. I shake my head when I have a poor kid who just doesn't understand that turning in work two weeks after the test is a waste of time. As far as he's concerned, why does the timing matter. He did the assignment. Causality--that perhaps not doing the assignments contributed to that failing test grade a week or two before--is fuzzy when it involves non-concrete causes.

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