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To: US Navy Vet

If schools were still small, neighborhood centers of learning there would be no need for teachers’ unions and all the other distractions that intrude upon this very special relationship: students, teachers & parents.

Are parochial schools still surviving in this chaos?


20 posted on 09/08/2010 9:52:11 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: sodpoodle

Like one room schools?


23 posted on 09/08/2010 9:53:55 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: sodpoodle
Are parochial schools still surviving in this chaos?

Sadly, far too many parochial schools have fallen to the 'voucher' trap. Many inner city and old surburb parochial schools have to rely on 'vouchers' to maintain an adequate student enrollment. Then the vicious cycle commences:
-- dependent on vouchers, the schools lower their previous exacting teaching/lesson standards
-- with lower standards, parents that were previously thrilled with parochial standards are now aghast at the lower standards/discipline/progression
-- these parochial schools then experienced a drop in enrollment
-- consequently only low performing 'voucher' students remain and even future 'voucher' students may not apply
-- and the school is then precariously close to closing.

107 posted on 09/08/2010 12:04:35 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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