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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Danish folk schools

http://folkschoolalliance.org/a-brief-history-of-folk-schools/

https://twitter.com/borgebrende/status/1228227712885506048

In the middle of the 19th century, Denmark transformed itself from a fairly low and demoralized state into a very prosperous nation by actively upgrading the skills of its populace. To some degree that's the essential ingredient in the whole Nordic model.

I was thinking about that in regards to the example of the Netherlands as a former great power that managed to adapt to maintain a high standard of living after the loss of that status.

I think the US and UK have cultural impediments to that, though, in terms of a more rigid class structure. In the US race is at the heart of ours- if the benefits of socialism also accrue to The Other then we'd rather have none at all.

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Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Danish folk schools

There is another thing about making sure everyone is cared for.

If someone is left with little or nothing then they are desperate enough to take what they need and so you are left with the expense of policing and jailing and replacing all the things that were taken or damaged 

If you make sure everyone has enough to eat, a warm dry place to stay and good health care they are less likely to just take what they need.

The question should be asked what is more cost effective.

 

And I did not even mention making sure everyone has a good education too.

brighamyuedu
Friend

Re: Danish folk schools

A Danish folk school is a boarding school with old traditions and regulations. Rønde Højskole (Rønde Folk High School) is a bright example of a Danish Folk School that accepts international students (from Europe). They have European Students Co-ordinators who invite students to study the Danish language, international politics, arts and crafts, culture, etc.

 

Joachim Blatter, educator and coordinator hireessaywriter about Danish Folk Schools: International People's College - a unique school in Helsingør

aljessen61
Senior Contributor

Re: Danish folk schools


@sdholloway56 wrote:

http://folkschoolalliance.org/a-brief-history-of-folk-schools/

https://twitter.com/borgebrende/status/1228227712885506048

In the middle of the 19th century, Denmark transformed itself from a fairly low and demoralized state into a very prosperous nation by actively upgrading the skills of its populace. To some degree that's the essential ingredient in the whole Nordic model.

I was thinking about that in regards to the example of the Netherlands as a former great power that managed to adapt to maintain a high standard of living after the loss of that status.

I think the US and UK have cultural impediments to that, though, in terms of a more rigid class structure. In the US race is at the heart of ours- if the benefits of socialism also accrue to The Other then we'd rather have none at all.


"upgrading the skills" You libtards are too lazy to do anything like that..

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Danish folk schools

Just tryin’ to find a path for American Carnage Land.