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One of my best teachers once said something to the Los Pollos Hermanos breaking Shirts effect of…We are not teaching you what to think, we are teaching you how to think for yourself. We know you aren’t going to use everything you learn here on a daily basis but by working on complex problems in school, you are becoming a more capable, well-rounded person, who will be better equipped to handle what life throws at you.
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