madgardener (and others): the following was NOT part of my quote but was greyed to appear so:
"I don't go to libraries, they have nothing I could use right now. Whenever I go, there is just way too much noise and distractions these days. As far as the educational system, I will only comment from my personal observations, which is that the current system is good for training students to spit out facts and figures and just plain rote memorizing. I saw it a lot in my college classes that I was taking. When the tests were multiple choice, most students seemed to do pretty well, but when there was any kind of critical thought, say in an essay test, the grades went down the drain fast. The students weren't taught any kind of critical thinking skills.
As for Philadelphia, lets just say it has a reputation for a reason..."
HOWEVER, madgardener, I do tend to agree with this thought. Detroit.....then Philadelphia? Bankruptcy? Not the most diligent or conscientious crowd here. Endless litter and reckless sidewalk cyclists that pose an ongoing threat towards pedestrians. Try to call them on it and all you end up with is the 'finger'. - David Lyga
Last edited by David Lyga; 07-19-2013 at 07:29 AM. Click to view previous post history.