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Dislocating Education

Archive for March, 2012

2012
27
Mar

Law School

Law School

It is a well-known story that a guy decided to enroll in law school “because he couldn’t stand the sight of blood.” However, most people do not attend law school because they didn’t feel like going to medical school, but because of the advantages a law degree can offer.

Almost anyone, from artists to engineers, can benefit from a law degree, and it can be an extra feather in their cap when it comes to applying for work or to promoting or advancing their current skills. Others pursue various types of lawyering part-time while engaged in other professions such as teaching or the arts.

Going to law school is great for someone who wants something to fall back on, but those who succeed in law school are often those who have a true passion for the subject. Although half-hearted law students might pass the bar, the rigors involved in law school, especially in the first year, usually allow the most sincere students to thrive.

2012
14
Mar

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

It is not unusual for a parent today to remove his or her children from the school system and to set up a home school. Although this practice has been, and still is, met with some suspicion, the home school movement is gaining increasing acceptance, as more parents opt for home schooling.

There are many home school success stories, which remove common objections that a child may not be able to receive the same quality of instruction at home or may not enjoy an active social life. Establishing a home school is certainly challenging, but many parents find that they reap many rewards.

There are many reasons parents decide to home school their children. Many parents decide to educate their children at home so they can provide an education that is consistent with the family’s religious traditions or values. As stories of school violence and drugs become more prevalent, many parents believe that a home school will provide a child with a better environment than a regular school will.