Main College Is High School Part 2 Discussion

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Wereboar
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05:36:54 PM Oct 31st 2017
"Some countries, particularly any that have ever been communist, actually do have universities that are like super high schools in that they lack freedom and choice". Actually, no. As someone who studied in former and present communist countries I might say that the opposite is true. European communist countries adopted pre-war standards to high school education and had hard entry exams, so only the best could attend the universities. Generally, even back in the 90's, students were considered adults and were expected to behave accordingly.

Same goes for China and other countries where new order has been introduced. People who were not attending schools for several years were not more childish, but much more mature, because they usually spent this time working and making professional connections in their workplace.
purpleplatypus
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08:25:08 PM Nov 18th 2012
It's been a while since I've seen it but I recall thinking at the time I first saw it that Buffy (season 4) had some really egregious examples of this. Especially considering Buffy was this sites original focus, someone who knows the show better or at least has seen those episodes more recently than me should add this.
Medinoc
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01:36:28 AM Jun 7th 2012
That's weird, because in France "Engineer school" (College) actually is high school part deux. It's university that drops you in the wild.
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