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[–] OneOfTheBoys 7 points -6 points (+1|-7) ago 

I'm speaking in generalities and admit no experience with Ghetto Schools.

I think you make too many assumptions.

By no means do I think everyone is teachable - some individuals are way beyond any sort of education - however I believe most people generally have decent potential to learn if you teach to them.

If however you are teaching 20 individuals simultaneously, and they all have different learning styles and speeds, not one will get a decent education. Sure, some are able to adapt to varying degrees but even those students who prefer the learning style used in schools AND learn at the "correct" pace will be underperforming compared to their potential. At the end of the day the education system is set up in such a way that no student can get a decent amount of one-on-one learning (even group learners need it sometimes).

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[–] ratsmack 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

On top of all the cultural BS, you have family life and the ever ignored IQ disparity that no one will talk about for fear of being labeled a racist. Even though some brave people have shown through several studies that there is a 20 point gap, you will never see it mentioned outside a forum like this.


[–] mispelledsomething 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Learning styles are bullshit. They are literally a scam to make money off of teachers and students.


[–] OneOfTheBoys ago  (edited ago)

What I read in that link was instead of doing proper scientific randomised research to see if learning styles are bullshit or not, they just read a bunch of other people's imperfect work and critized them for being lazy and not doing it right.

*Buzz Lightyear voice * Scammers. Scammers everywhere.