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Old 01-19-2008, 12:18 AM   #21
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On a related note.. I have caught only a few episodes of "Jamie's Kitchen" where Jamie Oliver takes a couple dozen unemployed/unemployable high-school-dropout types and tries to train 'em and mount a self-sufficient top-level restaurant with 'em. What's interesting is the motivation and hard work (and sometimes inexplicable lack thereof). Only about half made it through the course and most of them did find employment by the end of the first series.

Really makes you think about teaching, about resources, about how to find and stimulate people's natural talents if them have them in a certain field. In a way.. given the amount of time, personal attention, resources, and guidance these kids got.. I was surprised how many dropped out along the way. But it was great to see those who succeeded and who now have a career in front of them instead of life on the dole or at MickeyD's.

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