My child must go to college!

The baccalaureate exams are over, and most parents of those who have passed this exam are annoyed by the question: In which college should I enroll my child? Not the other way around, but there is no doubt that sons will never become students, no matter how dangerous their general culture is, no matter how poorly they express themselves or write in Romanian, no matter how simple they ruin high school. It was. The offspring managed to finish it, even with great difficulty. In this country full of neighborhoods, he ended up not wanting to finish college. So no effort should be spared to achieve this goal. What the parents of these kids don’t understand or refuse to understand is that college isn’t “made” just because you have nothing to do better. Undergraduate studies require effort (or, at least, should be) and require the ability to read, understand and retain (relatively) quickly what they read. Otherwise the young man entering university would not be a real student, but a fool who literally “crawls” through the college, from session to session, relying on the permission of teachers or the economic calculations of the university he attended, which – to attract increased funding – prefers to play the “quantity” card at the expense of “ the quality”.

But let’s go back to the Roman parent’s obsession with seeing his child necessarily enrolled in college. Honestly, to some extent, I can understand those parents for whom filial obsession becomes, by going to university (it doesn’t matter which university), a kind of existential brand in their lives. Unfortunately, the Romanian father marks a strict equality between a bachelor’s degree and happiness in life. How do you let a child toil, choose to become a painter, construction worker, cook, tailor, plumber, waiter, locomotive mechanic, faatman, or farmer? But what is worse than others? Did he not also finish high school with a baccalaureate degree? This mentality is as ridiculous as it is harmful. Before they decide what and how in the new bac, these parents should try to answer a few questions: Is my child used to reading? Did he read enough in high school or on the contrary escape from great manners like an incense demon? Was he able to do the math done in high school, without getting a hard grade of 5 or 6? This child has learned enough history, geography, philosophy, economics, chemistry and physics to be able to understand what is being said to him, through lectures, from the university department or, conversely, has a lexicon limited to only about 50 words that he associates solidly, rocky, and without intellectual coherence ? Finally, would the child have learned, on a reasonable level, a widely spoken foreign language (but not from the American films or television series that the young mother watched eagerly, while imagining that her son or daughter was learning diligently in the other room)? Most Romanian parents do not even want to hear about these questions, and even less, to answer them honestly and coldly. For these parents, having a baccalaureate diploma by their child is the only identity they need. nothing else matters. Neither the quality of a graduating high school, nor a baccalaureate degree, nor even the fact that by exchanging only a few words with those being prepared for college admission, any sane person would realize they are talking to a bogus mom.

In my nearly 23 years working in law school, I have had the opportunity to meet all kinds of students, and of course an amazing variety of parents of these students. Among these, there is a rating of the mother who is hysterically worried about the fate of the sons who went to high school like a duck in water. Such a mother – with broken hands, her cheeks burnt with tears of suffering for fruit, her lungs full of sighs and sighs – is an example of our Roman style. The purpose of licensing a foundling must be achieved by any sacrifice and by any means. I have to pass on some things to them especially for these mothers. You must understand that it would be almost impossible for a child with a bac with a bad grade of 7 to understand the very abstract reasoning of the law. Such a child will understand nothing about the theory of civil legal action, nor the theory of crime, nor about public office or the administrative contract. Besides the fact that most of these theories force the child-student to accumulate extensive knowledge, they force him to make a special effort of comprehension and assimilation, the effort of an average high school graduate that no one has heard of, as a rule, cannot and cannot be. This will make this child very unhappy. It would be the kind of student who would attempt to learn through mechanical assimilation (or “dullness”) and would not understand that studying in college often involved comprehension through comprehension and only, instead, the accumulation of information by memorization. Incapable of real and effective learning, this student would never enjoy his lofty status and would end up hating his own helplessness and hating his parents for whom the obvious things were of no importance.

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