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10 year olds in university

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10 year olds in university
« on: January 30, 2007, 08:07:17 AM »
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/01/30/3481499-sun.html

maybe they'll get to be in your first year property class and be just as flirty as hank.

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Accusations of age discrimination are being lobbed at the University of Ottawa by 10-year-old twins who were registered in a course before being expelled in the fall.

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Re: 10 year olds in university
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 02:57:45 PM »
People need to stop pushing their kids so goddamn hard.  Not everyone's kid is going to be a savant, and even when they are, if you push them too hard, you're going to break them eventually.  10 years old is just too damn early for college, no matter how smart the kids may be.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 03:01:52 PM »
I agree.  Socially, it's problematic.  Intellectually... meh!  I say let kids do what they want academically, just make sure they see their peers often enough.

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 03:08:24 PM »
I agree.  Socially, it's problematic.  Intellectually... meh!  I say let kids do what they want academically, just make sure they see their peers often enough.


And provide bodyguards from the 16 year old idiots they'll be in class with.  Getting schooled by a 10 year old in calculus?  Rough...

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Re: 10 year olds in university
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 03:14:29 PM »
I didn't say "put them in public schools with kids at their academic level".

That said, funny imagery.

Re: 10 year olds in university
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 03:40:33 PM »
While this particular instance is not representative of the trend of young adolescents in university, having been at the upper age range of a program that did have people as young as 10 or 11 in university, I can say that it definitely brings mixed results.

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Re: 10 year olds in university
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 05:15:33 PM »

seamus farrow went to simon's rock at 11 and graduated from bard at 15.  for all of his achievements and stuff his younger sister told me that he prefers to stay inside and play video games and not interact with people irl

Never read any of his stuff.  IS it any good?  Is he actually talented, or was he able to do all of this by virtue of his family?  (I know many people who have impressive paper-credentials as students, including doing things similar to Farrow, but who got there purely from extensive family connections and wealth).  Until I learn more, I'm not impressed.

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Re: 10 year olds in university
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007, 05:19:08 PM »

seamus farrow went to simon's rock at 11 and graduated from bard at 15.  for all of his achievements and stuff his younger sister told me that he prefers to stay inside and play video games and not interact with people irl


You hang out with the Farrows.  We get it, you dirty whore.

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Re: 10 year olds in university
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 05:30:10 PM »

seamus farrow went to simon's rock at 11 and graduated from bard at 15.  for all of his achievements and stuff his younger sister told me that he prefers to stay inside and play video games and not interact with people irl

Never read any of his stuff.  IS it any good?  Is he actually talented, or was he able to do all of this by virtue of his family?  (I know many people who have impressive paper-credentials as students, including doing things similar to Farrow, but who got there purely from extensive family connections and wealth).  Until I learn more, I'm not impressed.

he was admitted to YLS at 16, doesn't that prove it?

Not in and of itself, no.

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2007, 05:39:48 PM »

seamus farrow went to simon's rock at 11 and graduated from bard at 15.  for all of his achievements and stuff his younger sister told me that he prefers to stay inside and play video games and not interact with people irl

Never read any of his stuff.  IS it any good?  Is he actually talented, or was he able to do all of this by virtue of his family?  (I know many people who have impressive paper-credentials as students, including doing things similar to Farrow, but who got there purely from extensive family connections and wealth).  Until I learn more, I'm not impressed.

he was admitted to YLS at 16, doesn't that prove it?

Not in and of itself, no.

wait! so you're saying that people can get into Yale based on extensive family connections and wealth?!?

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