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Is school education, after reaching a certain level, really an effective way of improving a person's chances at a productive and rewarding life?

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Round 1
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Is school education, after reaching a certain level, really an effective way of improving a person's chances at a productive and rewarding life?

You can make a case depending on what improvement is and what it looks like for the individual. This is something that has to be defined by the individual.

Being that I'm taking the Con side, I say no. I can make a case as well.

These terms : improvement, productive and rewarding all are defined by the individual person.

I notice the topic question states "school education" which I take is meant that the education you receive in a physical place called a school. Not necessarily education you receive else where. Every where else you receive can be classified as a school. Is there any where in the universe where you can't learn?

So the universe is a school. Then the name of a physical building are referred to where you receive "higher" learning are "universities".

See what improves your life, makes productive or constructive depends on your specific circumstances. Being that we're always learning, a physical building called a school may be passed or below the "certain level" required depending on again the individual's purpose and what it requires.

In general the most effective way to improve anything is to continue to improve it. Being that there's no limit to education, no certain level but just level after level after level, the more intelligent, the more thought given to better improve something compared to the last improvement. This means you can think of something better than you last thought .

It just goes on and on until what appears suffice for you which may appear to you, what you may call the best .

I can say this place has the best burgers in town. What if I can find a place to out do the last?

I don't have that thought come into mind as my taste is sufficed.

This is just an all comprehensive overview of what I mean .

Bottom line position for me, no. Improvement can still be made after a so called certain level of education is reached. Author of a book referred to as " the code book " Neely Fuller Jr. speaks to this kind of thing with the universe being a school. He often uses the phrase "I'm still learning". He would be what you call an elder.

Which brings me to this point. As you age, you learn, you collect wisdom. That often expression I hear "if I only knew then what I know now". That phrase is referencing the improvement that the individual is experiencing compared to the past.

This is something that a physical school institution brick and mortar can't suffice. Many of these things, take into account experiences, life long lessons, trial and error and advice from elders. You know the folks that say "been there done that". They show you the easier way of getting something done. That's a productive measure see .

I can keep going on with the expressions. "Work smarter, not harder". You can learn the textbook theories and equations. What about the morays and folkways and the ways of the world to learn about to get you by?

Book smarts versus street smarts. The two can go together. But you don't stop at a certain level. Ten years from now , you'll know how to do something ten times better than the way you performed it yesterday. It's gets better every year. So what's the calculation? It goes on and on and on and on and on.

So there you have it .


Round 2
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I rest my case.
Round 3
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Con
#6
Thank you for allowing me to demonstrate my case and it stands unrefuted.