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    1. What did you like about school? What did you dislike about it? What were the most important things that you learned? What would you change about education if you had the power? If you could go...

      What did you like about school?
      What did you dislike about it?
      What were the most important things that you learned?
      What would you change about education if you had the power?
      If you could go back and re-do things knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?

      I'm not necessarily looking for individual answers to each question, I'm just putting those out there to frame the kind of thoughts I'm looking for. I'm really just interested in hearing other people's stories! I'm a teacher and frequently do a lot of talking about education from my own perspective, but I don't feel like I do enough listening to others' views.

      Also, to avoid gumming up the questions with multiple tenses, I wrote everything in past tense. That doesn't mean I'm only interested in the responses of people who are done with their formal education though. I'd love to hear from people who are still in school as well!

      19 votes
    2. I just read this article in the Washington Post and was interested to hear what you all on Tildes thought?...

      I just read this article in the Washington Post and was interested to hear what you all on Tildes thought?

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/08/01/feature/school-shootings-should-parents-be-charged-for-failing-to-lock-up-guns-used-by-their-kids/?utm_term=.48913fda4b09

      The TL;DR is since 1999, children have committed at least 145 school shootings. Among the 105 cases in which the weapon’s source was identified, 80 percent were taken from the child’s home or those of relatives or friends. Yet The Washington Post found that just four adults have been convicted for failing to lock up the guns used.

      Personally, I think the parents should absolutely be charged. If you are going to keep deadly weapons in your household, it is your responsibility as a gun owner to keep them safe. If your child takes your weapons and commits a mass shooting, I believe the parents are absolutely to blame.

      Tildes, what are your thoughts?

      14 votes
    3. I live in Sweden, and am currently in the gymnasium, our version of high-school. From what I understand, compared to other countries we don't have a lot of compulsory reading. In Swedish class...

      I live in Sweden, and am currently in the gymnasium, our version of high-school. From what I understand, compared to other countries we don't have a lot of compulsory reading. In Swedish class we've read maybe four books this past school year, and about the same in English class.

      Personally, I like reading, so I would have no problem reading more books. Most of the books we've read have been classics, such as The Metamorphosis and Therese Raquin, which I like. I think reading more classics would be nice.

      How is it in your country? What do you think should change?

      5 votes