• My school dean keeps trying to make me go to school even though I am 17?

    So, this started back when I was 16 and I was missing literally almost every single day of school. The dean took notice and met with me, and told me I would get truancy if I continued. That obviously motivated me to keep going to school the rest of the year because I didn't want to drag my parents to court just... show more
    So, this started back when I was 16 and I was missing literally almost every single day of school. The dean took notice and met with me, and told me I would get truancy if I continued. That obviously motivated me to keep going to school the rest of the year because I didn't want to drag my parents to court just because I didn't go to freakin school. This year is my senior year and I am now 17, she made me sign this "attendance contract" this year that basically just said if I keep missing, my parents can take away my games or whatever, and we have to meet at the school again to discuss what can make me go to school. I have been missing a lot of school and recently she has been contacting my older sister (my parents are deaf so), threatning to come knock at the door if I keep missing school, but I recently realized that I am 17, and in Colorado the required attendance age is 6-16... Now I don't know if the contract she has that I signed can have legal action taken on it if I don't go to school, but other than that I don't understand why my dean is so crazy about me going.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • I lost my book that I need for assignment at school. What do I do? I lost it at school.?

    Best answer: First tell your teacher, because who knows? Someone might have found it and handed it in to her. And ask at the school office too. Then search everywhere, everywhere you've been. Search your memory and retrace your movements. But whatever you do, you MUST tell your teacher, so that she understands why you... show more
    Best answer: First tell your teacher, because who knows? Someone might have found it and handed it in to her. And ask at the school office too.

    Then search everywhere, everywhere you've been. Search your memory and retrace your movements.

    But whatever you do, you MUST tell your teacher, so that she understands why you can't do the assignment. It would be very stupid not to mention it to her until the assignment is actually due.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Would the quality of education increase (or decrease) if there were no government schools??

    Best answer: One way to get an idea is to look at other industries where government doesn't play a role and individuals and individual companies compete for customers ( or students). Wouldn't you agree that in such a situation, some really innovative and effective schools would be the result? For less money too? It may... show more
    Best answer: One way to get an idea is to look at other industries where government doesn't play a role and individuals and individual companies compete for customers ( or students).
    Wouldn't you agree that in such a situation, some really innovative and effective schools would be the result? For less money too?
    It may not be a panacea, but the people deserve a chance to try.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Are seedless grapes vegetables?

    Are seedless grapes vegetables?
    Are seedless grapes vegetables?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What makes someone a creative genius?

    Best answer: Good question. I guess that's something person A might say about person B when B thought of something A figures that A could have never thought of.
    Best answer: Good question. I guess that's something person A might say about person B when B thought of something A figures that A could have never thought of.
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • How do I become a polymath?

    Best answer: 1. Understand your potential is greater, "more unlimited," than your outer waking consciousness may "believe"--in other words, "conditioning as limitation" is what may happen as one's inner child, one's goodness and joy, becomes supplanted by childish misqualifications. 2. ... show more
    Best answer: 1. Understand your potential is greater, "more unlimited," than your outer waking consciousness may "believe"--in other words, "conditioning as limitation" is what may happen as one's inner child, one's goodness and joy, becomes supplanted by childish misqualifications.

    2. Acquaint yourself with some of the great polymaths, both for inspiration, insight, and direction.

    3. Develop insight meditation.

    Resources for 2. and 3.:

    John Von Neumann, by Macrae;
    Buckminister Fuller's Universe;
    The Last Man Who Knew Everything, by Andrew Robinson;
    Henri Poincare, by Gray;
    Leonardo, by Bramly;
    The Last Man Who Knew Everything, by Schwartz;
    The Path of the Higher Self;
    Creation: Artistic and Spiritual;
    Runaway Realization.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How can I educate Paul Ryan about birthright citizenship?

    Best answer: Try sending him a Tweet.
    Best answer: Try sending him a Tweet.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What books did you read in high school?

    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why would a grown man print a lower case a and t with the serif (tail)?

    Best answer: Because regardless of what we are taught, most of us develop individual ways of writing. Except, of course, for those poor 20-somethings who haven't practised the brain-enhancing skill of cursive writing enough to develop a style of their own. They still write like 8 year olds.
    Best answer: Because regardless of what we are taught, most of us develop individual ways of writing. Except, of course, for those poor 20-somethings who haven't practised the brain-enhancing skill of cursive writing enough to develop a style of their own. They still write like 8 year olds.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why don't schools just stop teaching history?

    Best answer: My MA in history enables me to predict the future based on what happened in the past. Since I spent ten years running my family's trust fund and tripled its assets over that time I submit that it was worth the time and effort. No knowledge is wasted, friend. As someone who has read a thousand resumes I have... show more
    Best answer: My MA in history enables me to predict the future based on what happened in the past. Since I spent ten years running my family's trust fund and tripled its assets over that time I submit that it was worth the time and effort.

    No knowledge is wasted, friend. As someone who has read a thousand resumes I have to tell you that a degree in history or economics means more to me than one in business administration. I saw dozens of MPAs hired to run the hospital I nursed in who had no clue what actual work is, or what we really did. At least the history grads were better company at coffee.

    As for the people who worked for me when I ran the trust, by then I was only hiring CGAs and CPAs. They are truly boring at coffee, but as long as you explain the history to them they do numbers very well indeed.
    17 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What does 666 mean?

    16 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you believe that all human beings are born with the same potential to communicate or learn language? Why or why not?

    Best answer: No. Obviously there are people who have different capacities. People have autism, retardation, brain malformations, chemical imbalances and other issues which could effect their ability to learn language in both negative and positive ways.
    Best answer: No. Obviously there are people who have different capacities. People have autism, retardation, brain malformations, chemical imbalances and other issues which could effect their ability to learn language in both negative and positive ways.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago