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Parents have to teach their kids at home, imagine that?
Hendersonville Times News ^ | 11/13/2004 | Mandy Bisland

Posted on 11/13/2004 4:04:54 PM PST by Marinefamilyx3

To The Editor: I have a daughter in first grade in Henderson County schools. She gets off the bus at 4 p.m., dinner around 5:30, and bath/bed by 8 p.m.

That in itself is a busy enough night. But she has spelling words (writing 10 words five times each), reading a book (first grade, 100 words), nursery rhyme, memorization goals.

Where does family time, playtime, or just sit and stare time go? And then there are families with multiple children in school. And you can forget it if they participate in Scouts, dance, sports. There's just no time!

We spend at least 1.5 to two hours a night on homework. My child is 6 years old! With barely enough patience to sit through an episode of Pokemon.

I can't blame the teachers. Sorry, but I can't. The schools are overloaded, the classrooms at capacity. And then you throw in the language barriers, and various learning disabilities, and the teachers aren't able to do their jobs.

So we're having to do it at home. There has got to be something that can be done within our schools to get this problem under control.


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1 posted on 11/13/2004 4:04:55 PM PST by Marinefamilyx3
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To: Marinefamilyx3

Homeschooling is your answer.


2 posted on 11/13/2004 4:08:20 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: Marinefamilyx3

You can limit your children to one or two outside activities each; if the homework burden is too high you should talk to the teachers; but by all means you should make it clear to the children that homework is their responsibility , not youre, that you will only answer questions about what the teacher is asking them to do if the instructions are unclear. You already did first grade. Now it's time for your daughter to.


3 posted on 11/13/2004 4:08:42 PM PST by the Real fifi
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To: borntobeagle

Of course, but you still have to pay propert taxes. You're screwed either way.


4 posted on 11/13/2004 4:09:01 PM PST by zahal724 (I own a lumber company? Want some wood?)
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To: Marinefamilyx3

Vouchers and free school choice. Smash the liberal education monopoly.

Homeschooling - full-time. Make vouchers applicable to that as well.


5 posted on 11/13/2004 4:09:40 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray, pray, pray that we as a people are deserving of godly leaders.)
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To: Marinefamilyx3

This sounds like too much homework for a first grader.


6 posted on 11/13/2004 4:09:51 PM PST by jocon307 (Jihad is world wide. Jihad is serious business. We ignore global jihad at our peril.)
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To: Marinefamilyx3

The solution is called homeschooling. The work get done by noon at that age. then their is plenty of time for scouts, little league and play.

I had the same problem with my oldest. I felt like the learning the he was getting was from me instead of the classroom. So I decided to pull him home and teach him myself during the day instead of trying to fit it in during the evenig hours. One on one they learn quickly.


7 posted on 11/13/2004 4:09:58 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (God Bless our military)
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To: borntobeagle

How many Americans can afford to homeschool? Most Americans require two incomes to maintain a middle class lifestyle. Homeschooling applies to a very small and very affluent segment of the population. Homeschool thusly may be the answer for some families - it is not for the rest.


8 posted on 11/13/2004 4:11:50 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Marinefamilyx3
First question is, why is getting off the bus at 4?

What time does she get on in the morning, and what hours is she spending actually in school?

And then you throw in the language barriers, and various learning disabilities, and the teachers aren't able to do their jobs.

Still using the "mainstreaming" experiment, too, I notice; no wonder nothing gets done in the classroom.

If you have to teach them at home anyway, you may as well homeschool, and be done with it. To bad you can't apply vouchers to homeschooling.

Or, can you? Anybody know?

9 posted on 11/13/2004 4:14:54 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: zahal724

I'll pay the taxes to "educate the masses", but I will not let them have my children. There is more to homeschooling than just educating.

I can accomplish more in 4 hours of home educating than what a child is taught at a public school in an entire day, not even mentioning the homework routine.

Plus, they are not learning behaviors that are immoral, liberal, or unchristian. There's no way that makes me "screwed"!


10 posted on 11/13/2004 4:15:16 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: Marinefamilyx3

Of course it's all Bush's fault. If he hadn't demanded 'No Chile Lef Behin' legislation that demanded kids actually learn stuff in schools, they would have ample time for tag, hide-n-seek, and arson.


11 posted on 11/13/2004 4:15:59 PM PST by No Longer Free State
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To: Marinefamilyx3
There has got to be something that can be done within our schools to get this problem under control.

Taxpayers need to stand up and demand politicians stop wasting their hard-earned tax dollars on incompetent teachers and corrupt unions.

I don't work 12-hour days so my money can be taken from me to fund the NEA's graft machine.

12 posted on 11/13/2004 4:19:11 PM PST by IStillBelieve (G.W. Bush '04: Biggest popular-vote victory in history, and first popular-vote majority in 16 years!)
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To: Marinefamilyx3

As others have said, HOMESCHOOLING. I'm sure there are others in your area who homeschool. They can help you get started. It should take an average ability first grader about an hour and half to get through the writing portion of the schooling each day. The rest ought to be able to be fitted around the teacher's schedule. This leaves plenty of play, family, and the important dream-and-imagine times.

Go for it. You'll never regret it.


13 posted on 11/13/2004 4:20:49 PM PST by Jemian (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist. Arafat is a good terrorist.)
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To: Marinefamilyx3
Absurd.

I live in Flat Rock and see total successes in some neighborhood children who attend public (read government)schools.

No young child needs 1.5 hours of schoolwork per night in the early grades.

There is a lapse in intelligence here somewhere.

I do know that North Carolina ranks near the bottom in public education. But if parents are willing, ready, and able...they can beat the system and give their children the start necessary to get them into higher education and onto the road of a happy life.

I have to admit, though, that government education in NC is among the worst.

14 posted on 11/13/2004 4:21:44 PM PST by squirt-gun
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To: Destro
Incorrect. My wife is the homeschool coordinator for our area. MOST families make sacrifices, and are not concerned so much about material lifestyles as they are concerned about raising children free from a corrupt agenda.

We have around a dozen families in our area, and only TWO are above middle class, and MOST are below middle class.

Raising your children properly has NOTHING to do with how much money one brings in.

15 posted on 11/13/2004 4:22:54 PM PST by ImaGraftedBranch (Liberals are evidence that Satan is very active in this world)
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To: Destro
Most Americans require two incomes to maintain a middle class lifestyle.
Most Americans require two incomes to maintain a middle class lifestyle pay all their damn taxes!
16 posted on 11/13/2004 4:23:31 PM PST by oh8eleven
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To: Destro
We live on a VERY restricted budget, but it is worth it. You may find it surprising but the majority of homeschoolers live on extremely limited income.

We made a decision to live within our means, not live up to the Joneses. My husband works a full-time job, a part-time job, and goes to college full-time. We live in a small house, drive older cars (not old, but older), and we educate at home.

We keep in contact with homeschooling groups where we can swap educational materials, or co-op education in areas where we may not have the expertise, to reduce the expense of hiring tutors.

Homeschooling was not an easy choice. I like fine, new things as much as the next person. But, at what sacrifice?
17 posted on 11/13/2004 4:24:32 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: Destro

Most homeschool families I know get along just fine on one parent's income. Sure, they live in a tiny house and drive used cars, and they don't go on vacation to Hawaii every year, but they make it...

You choose where to sacrifice. Which do kids need more; the newest Nikes, or a decent education?


18 posted on 11/13/2004 4:27:13 PM PST by JenB
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To: Marinefamilyx3
With barely enough patience to sit through an episode of Pokemon

Yeah, how much time is this idiot parent wasting by letting them watch "Pokemon?"

19 posted on 11/13/2004 4:29:30 PM PST by Guillermo (Michael Moore is fat)
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To: squirt-gun

"Absurd.
I live in Flat Rock and see total successes in some neighborhood children who attend public (read government)schools.

No young child needs 1.5 hours of schoolwork per night in the early grades.

There is a lapse in intelligence here somewhere."


That was cruel. When I had my children in school, we would spend up to 3 hours a night on my oldest, who was in 3rd grade!

THE REASON: The teacher spent so much time during the day dealing with disobedient children the rest of the class either could not hold their attention or the teacher just couldn't get to it.

Educating the masses..yet another a great benefit of our government!


20 posted on 11/13/2004 4:29:38 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: Destro; SpookBrat; 2Jedismom; Marinefamilyx3
***How many Americans can afford to homeschool? Most Americans require two incomes to maintain a middle class lifestyle. Homeschooling applies to a very small and very affluent segment of the population. Homeschool thusly may be the answer for some families - it is not for the rest.***

I respectfully disagree, Destro. I'm an administrator for a private school for homeschoolers. Families of all income brackets homeschool and do it quite successfully with very little $ output.

The decision to home educate one's children includes a certain amount of $ sacrifice, simplicity - as is required - in living, willingness to do what is best for our children as we see fit, and the committment to accomplish the goal. And no homework.

We're in our 9th year of home education and don't regret it for a second. Scores are high and love of learning is great.

We live in Northern California can be rather pricey - but we live simply - not a grand lifestyle that we may have had if I had continued working outside the home. Many (perhaps most) times it just doesn't compute $-wise to have mom working outside the home. After the higher tax bracket is considered, and daycare, car expense, clothing expense, lunches out, dinners out or take-out, not much $ is left. There was a study done on just this subject...wish I could recall where I read it. I'd like to have it linked.

:o)

21 posted on 11/13/2004 4:30:44 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle (four more years sound leadership! Go Bush!!!)
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To: Destro

What book have you been reading? It is not expensive to home school and you don't have to be a real teacher...lots of people across are doing it and they are not rich!!!!!


22 posted on 11/13/2004 4:30:54 PM PST by GregB (Broken Glass Republican!!!!!!!!)
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To: Marinefamilyx3
"Where does family time, playtime, or just sit and stare time go? ... So we're having to do it at home. There has got to be something that can be done within our schools to get this problem under control."

I'm not sure I understand the problem here. Not enough family time together because of school? (Try homeschool!) "Having to do it at home" is a problem to get under control? Which is it?

We homeschool. That saves an hour of traveling, for starters. Then we get an extra seven hours a day of family time. And that's just the stuff you can quantify. :)

23 posted on 11/13/2004 4:34:20 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: JenB

To re-use some of the words from the title, 'imagine that', a child who is taught by their mom or dad and also learns to think on their own without some de-facto government teaching employee to map out their day for them. This is revolutionary! See, you really don't need a village, just your parents.


24 posted on 11/13/2004 4:34:35 PM PST by hardhead (Liberty Watch - http://mailman.xmission.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/liberty-watch)
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To: borntobeagle

I read this letter in our local newspaper and thought it would make an interesting topic of discussion. Since the current education secretary is stepping down, I'm hoping that the ridiculous "No Child Gets Ahead" will be dropped for some kind of sane national education policy.


25 posted on 11/13/2004 4:35:27 PM PST by Marinefamilyx3
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To: ApplegateRanch

No vouchers and NO tax cut for education like the Public and Private teachers get to take during tax season.

All at our own expense, but well worth it.


26 posted on 11/13/2004 4:36:09 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: borntobeagle
Right on! Most people with children in the public schools are homeschooling through homework anyway. With homeschooling most children aren't subjected to idiotic idealogies and the social pathologies of their peers. Plus homeschoolers actually have time to have meaningful socialization that often includes adults!

My 13 year old son has health problems involving a lot of medical care and several times doctors and technicians, after conversing with him, have asked him if he is homeschooled. This is because he can hold a meaningful conversation and is comfortable and courteous around adults. These medical professionals have told us they can generally tell the homeschoolers after a couple of minutes of conversation with them.

You're right, homeschooling is far more than just educating.
27 posted on 11/13/2004 4:41:29 PM PST by chickenlips (Homeschools don't require metal detectors)
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To: Marinefamilyx3

One thing to take into consideration regarding the "no child left behind".

Can you recall in your lifetime ANYTHING being tried to better the schools?

I am in my mid 30's and have never before seen anything done. This is a first step, and it was a big one. I think Bush's education reform efforts were a good yet subtle, because if he'd jumped in with both feet, he would have never been able to get it going without NEA revolting and calling for a strike.


28 posted on 11/13/2004 4:42:04 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: GregB
In PA we have cyber charter schools. They send you a free computer, printer, books, educational materials, the works. They pay your internet fee. No charge for anything at all. There are other states that have cyber schools too. Google cyber charter school, or search at this website:

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/

If you can't afford to buy a curriculum this is the way to go.

29 posted on 11/13/2004 4:43:36 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: Destro

"Most Americans require two incomes to maintain a middle class lifestyle."

Bull. It all depends on what you call a middle class lifestyle. Most people are able to put food on the table, a roof over their head, clothes on their back, a car in the garage, etc., with one income. Our family did it while my wife homeschooled our daughter. We didn't have the biggest house or the newest car, but it all depends on what is important to you. Keeping up with the Joneses is a waste of time and energy.


30 posted on 11/13/2004 4:44:40 PM PST by Max Combined (Clinton is "the notorious Oval Office onanist ")
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To: IStillBelieve

It may be time for the people who gave birth to these children to realize that they bear full responsibility for these children. What a concept, eh? A lot of the married women who are going out to work are working to pay the cost of working. Perhaps if you thought about it and prayed about it, you could live on one income and devote your time to your child? If you are home all day you can cut a lot of cosr by doing your own cooking and cleaning instead of buying packaged food and hiring a maid. And you will be more relaxed and your child will be learning.

Instead of whining about how the Village needs to raise your child, look in the mirror and remember who gave birth to her and govern yourself accordingly.


31 posted on 11/13/2004 4:46:08 PM PST by KateatRFM
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To: Marinefamilyx3
"But she has spelling words (writing 10 words five times each), reading a book (first grade, 100 words), nursery rhyme, memorization goals."

Poor baby. If it is all too much for you, why don't you just give up?
32 posted on 11/13/2004 4:46:35 PM PST by Max Combined (Clinton is "the notorious Oval Office onanist ")
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To: Eccl 10:2
Make vouchers applicable to that as well.

How do you do that without putting government in control of homeschooling? You might as well just give people money instead of vouchers and be done with it.

(better yet, cut taxes)

33 posted on 11/13/2004 4:47:26 PM PST by inquest (Now is the time to remove the leftist influence from the GOP. "Unity" can wait.)
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To: Marinefamilyx3
So we're having to do it at home. There has got to be something that can be done within our schools to get this problem under control.

Homeschool. Sounds like that is already happening.

34 posted on 11/13/2004 4:47:55 PM PST by shellshocked
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To: Destro
"How many Americans can afford to homeschool?"

Most of them. I have a "hick" cousin in Wyoming that homeschooled his two daughters. His children are well above average and doing very well in college. The two blonde girls seem like total airheads, and in public school they would have been, but due to their parents' homeschooling, they are actually literate. Neither of their parents went to college or make more than $35K/year.

35 posted on 11/13/2004 4:51:36 PM PST by shellshocked
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To: borntobeagle; annyokie
Homeschooling is your answer.

Since it is your answer, more power to you. I have the highest regard for those who choose homeschooling - but it is not for everyone.

By the time our daughter was 3 I knew I wasn't cut out for it, and it wouldn't be in her best interest. We enrolled her in a private home-school preschool program and put our house on the market to move to an area with a better school district.

She's in the 1st grade and half way through the 2nd grade reading curricula. the only reason she was not skipped directly to 2nd grade from kindergarten is her maturity level with other children. She is completely at ease with adults, but has some difficulties with children her own age.

Our decision to not home school has nothing to do with needing a 2 income family to keep up with the joneses - I haven't worked outside the home since I learned I was pregnant, we live in a small house and drive used vehicles - our decision was made based upon what we as parents felt best for our child.

36 posted on 11/13/2004 4:52:30 PM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: Graymatter

"They send you a free computer, printer, books, educational materials, the works. They pay your internet fee. No charge for anything at all."

THEY= The Government

CHARGE= Taxes

GOVERNMENT + TAXES= The right to tell you how to educate your child.

If your want a good education, be leery of these state's easy-ins to homeschoolers. Also, since Charters are not considered homeschool, but public education, you will not be able to join the Home School Legal Defense Association. This team can help greatly when a social worker or truancy officer shows up at your door.


37 posted on 11/13/2004 4:53:54 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: Max Combined

"why don't you just give up?"

Yes, she should give up...give up public schools.

When the government takes children away for 7 hours a day and then tells the parents the children need 1-2 hours more each night, when is it family time? If 1-2 hours a night, why not 10?

Give me a child for just 3 hours a day and they will graduate any engineering school in the country by age 18. In public schools children can barely read by then.


38 posted on 11/13/2004 4:55:27 PM PST by shellshocked
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To: Marinefamilyx3

ping for later


39 posted on 11/13/2004 4:55:49 PM PST by American Vet Repairman (Scott Peterson will soon discover recipe for tossed salad.)
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To: Guillermo

I think she meant that her daughter doesn't even have the patience to sit through Pokemon much less do 1 1/2 hours of homework a night.

I would be very suspicious of a school that gave a first grader 1 1/2 hours of homework a night. Something is radically wrong somewhere.


40 posted on 11/13/2004 4:56:39 PM PST by ladylib (MSM is now The Old Media)
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To: Gabz

I agree. And I am glad you pointed that out.
Homeschooling is not for everyone.

Just like me and cooking. It will never happen!!


41 posted on 11/13/2004 4:58:11 PM PST by borntobeagle
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To: the Real fifi

Why do you think your laissez faire attitude towards helping the child do work is appropriate?

Secondly, there IS such a thing as too much homework.



42 posted on 11/13/2004 5:01:05 PM PST by thinkingman129 (questioning clears the way to understanding.)
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To: shellshocked
In public schools children can barely read by then.

In SOME public schools this may be true - but not all.

Painting all public schools with such a broad brush is the same thing as saying any parent who doesn't homeschool shouldn't be a parent.

There are good public schools and there are also parents not equipped to homeschool. I should know because my daughter is in the former because I am the latter.

43 posted on 11/13/2004 5:01:23 PM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: Gabz; borntobeagle

I have terrific respect, with a few reservations, for those who wish to homeschool. I don't want to. Call me selfish or what you will, but my kids go to an outstanding school (one of the teachers was nominated Oklahoma Teacher of the Year this last month.)

They both have perfect attendance and are straight A students. They participate in the Science Fair (Blue ribbons every time) with projects that THEY thought up and we helped them with. They are happy, popular kids who get to be around people of many different backgrounds. Additionally, we get to debunk the junk they hear at times.

They have gone to Private schools (Montessori) in the past and I will take PS anytime.

Everyone needs to do what is right for their kids. PS is fine for mine.


44 posted on 11/13/2004 5:01:34 PM PST by annyokie (If the shoe fits, put 'em both on!)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Isn't it a shame that the only solution is homeschooling?

Wouldn't it be more appropriate for homework to be scaled back?


45 posted on 11/13/2004 5:01:53 PM PST by thinkingman129 (questioning clears the way to understanding.)
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To: borntobeagle

LOL!!!!!!!! there are folks that think I live to cook.

My daughter excels in reading and math in part because she helps me in the kitchen - reading recipes and measuring ingredients. Granted it adds time to recipes, but that doesn't matter.

I may not be homeschool caliber - but that doesn't mean I don't teach.


46 posted on 11/13/2004 5:04:07 PM PST by Gabz (Thank a Veteran today............and every day)
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To: Marinefamilyx3
will be dropped for some kind of sane national education policy

We shouldn't have a national education policy at all. It's unconstitutional.

47 posted on 11/13/2004 5:04:21 PM PST by Tax-chick (First we had all the money, then we got all the votes, now we have all the fun!)
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To: jocon307

My son is in third grade, and I've been shocked at the amount of homework he's had the last two years (less this year, surprisingly). I remember that when I went through school fourth grade was the year we all dreaded because we knew the fourth graders had homework. First through third had no homework.

But maybe that's why I'm dumb enough to vote for Bush ;-}


48 posted on 11/13/2004 5:06:17 PM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: borntobeagle
Re your #20

Say what you will, government school in NC are among the worst.

I believe there are three things basic to a good elementary education.

1.A teacher fully comptent in her art....If teaching math...she/he should know it backwards and forwards.

2. A proven curriculum, tried and true, and not some new experiment from the NEA like new math and phonetic spelling.

3. dicipline in the classroom.

I am told that in the schools here in Western NC, item 3. is assured and one teacher friend from an exceptional public school system in the N.E and now subbing here said she had never seen such polite children as here in the mountains.

The other two issues seem hopeless....

Look to the over 100 year stranglehold of democrats in Raleigh state government for the answer.

49 posted on 11/13/2004 5:09:04 PM PST by squirt-gun
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To: Gabz

I've tried the cooking in kitchen for learning. It didn't work too well for me or my children. We made a BIG mess, and I confused myself!! Why do we need teaspoons anyways?? LOL. Once again, it reaffirmed the message that mommy does not cook!

We use tape measures endlessly, though. Always measuring this, that, or the other. And my girls can come to good estimates of how much paint we need to paint a room.

Your cooking talents are always welcomed here!!


50 posted on 11/13/2004 5:11:05 PM PST by borntobeagle
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