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If there's one thing that has caused the regression of many fields and
workplaces, it's LIABILITY. Everything is documented and nothing is
missed, when doing paperwork dealing with education, medical and
employment issues, otherwise, the purported victim could sue for big
bucks because somebody
didn't follow "step 15, page 422, within the
guidelines of addendum 16". I hear some doctors are having their
patients sign waivers, because their liability/malpractice insurance is
just too expensive.
Well I propose a solution for the educational aspect: a Student
Triad. A student governing body that controls (and sometimes
administers) student trials and punishments. Of course, it would all
be in fine print and within guidelines of our basic human rights.
Punishments would include: requiring extra classes, requiring extra
study time, requiring cafeteria duty (for those who have this),
requiring to wear a certain uniform, suspension, and the possibility
for being expelled, provided principal consent. Voting would be
done by those who know the accused/accuser, like their classmates,
Finally able to govern themselves, they learn how to deal with life
problems, instead of having someone "deal with them".
Wikipedia: Thomas Brown's Schooldays
[zen_tom, Mar 30 2010]
Lord of the Flies
" ...how culture created by man fails, using as an example a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, but with disastrous results... " [normzone, Mar 30 2010]
||You are describing the British school system up to the 1800s - have you read (the excellent) "Tom Brown's Schooldays"?
||"The sky is falling ! The sky is falling ! Sue someone ! SUE SOMEONE !"
||I haven't read that book. I'm afraid my old english
comprehension is quite lacking. I've tried to read some of
the books that my wife enjoys, but I find the english style
they use is quite INTENSE.
||My aim for this idea was an actual school-official recognized
disciplinary organization made up of elected students.
||This idea reminds me of the book " Lord of the Flies " (link).
||Because self-government worked so well for the finance industry...
||So it will basically become a popularity contest as the friend with the most "backup" will win the trial.
||I fail to see how teens voting against one another will make teenage life anything but more dramatic. The bun is because adults are just as dramatic so they might as well learn early that life IS a popularity contest.
||(There is, but you have to include the words "I, fought, the, and, and won.".)