Skip to comments.A blue man ‘dupe’: Parent panic at 32G ‘progressive’ school
Posted on 06/13/2012 11:26:43 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision.
Parents are yanking their kids out of the progressive, $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group which has no books and no tests because their kids are barely learning to read, The Post has learned.
One mother, who is yanking her son at the end of the school year, complained that the school is unstructured.
Its true, she said when asked if her kid was struggling to read.
In all, she added, four of her sons first-grade classmates are leaving the Financial District institution.
Another parent who dropped her first-grade son off yesterday said hes not coming back next year because hes got nothing to do.
When a 6-year-old says theyre bored, theres a problem, the mother said. I think they bit off more than they can chew.
Other moms have taken to a popular message board to vent.
Its all fun and games until you realize your second-grader cant read, a parent wrote on Urbanbaby.com.
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The kids may not be taught to read and write, but I bet the teachers talk dirty to the kids in the name of “sex education.” Perverts.
Your school was founded by the Blue Man Group. What was your first clue it might be a big joke?
” When a 6-year-old says theyre bored, theres a problem, the mother said. I think they bit off more than they can chew. “
Ya think ??
I’m glad the school grabbed your 32,000, you insipid dolt : )
Shouldn’t all parents look at the whole public school system with the same critical analysis? If they did, they’d conclude to do the same thing as those parents pulling their kids from most public schools, just like the parents of the kids attending the Blue Man Group school.
Control of schools should be under “parental supervision”, which means, parents should be the ones responsible for selecting/electing the people who will be responsible for teaching their kids, and not some unaccountable political appointee.
Meanwhile, your average homeschooler can read at a third grade level by the time they’re 4.
Had to adjust for grade inflation, social promotion and the proliferation of illegal aliens.
Did they at least learn how to play the drums?
Its obvious that these now-disillusioned parents had more money than brains when thy enrolled their children at this joke of a ‘school. It was obviously nothing more than a glorified, wickedly expensive baby-sitting service. When 6-year old children decide the ‘curriculum’ and teachers leave in waves, that might have been a clue. Of course, the fact that the ‘school’ was named and founded by a mime group that paints their bodies blue should have been a clue. However, I’m sure the ‘trendy’ reputation of this ‘school’ meant more to these affluent parents than taking the time to investigate what their children were learning for $32,000. per year. Now, they know and are poorer but unlikely much wiser.
My parents weren't too patient when I wasn't learning how to read in an urban New Jersey public school. In the 1950s. They dragged my butt away and handed me over to the Catholic nuns. I was much happier (albeit much dumber) in public school. I'm sure they weren't too happy about having to pay for services that they should have gotten in return for their tax dollars.
If these parents enrolled their kids in a private school without even asking a single question about the curriculum then their offspring are probably at the right school.
LOL!!! Took me a minute to get it, but you're absolutely correct!
I didn’t think that kids four and under went to public schools yet. So aren’t all kids four and under pretty much home schooled?
At what point did you get suspicious? When the school administrator hugged you when you dropped off the $32K check or when your 8 year old came home and told you school is really boring? Hippies teaching the children of hippies.
” Meanwhile, your average homeschooler can read at a third grade level by the time theyre 4.”
Homeschooling is the best, even if you need tutors at times.
They can get an equally crummy education in the NYC public schools for “free.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 32 GRAND! *WIPES EYES* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Wisdom from Lurkers' Grandfather: "Boy, stupid is supposed to hurt."
There’s “feeling good”.
Sometimes the two overlap.
Sometimes they don’t.
When “feeling good” takes precedence over “learning,” “school” becomes a euphemism for “playground”.
These parents are paying $32K a year to send their kids to Chuck E Cheeze’s.
“Four year olds whose parents intend to homeschool them...”
You got it. Thirty-two thousand dollars for a conversation stopper at the next cocktail party.
The kids should at least be able to bang out a decent rhythm on a PVC pipe.
Yeah, these guys look like educators...............
These parents are greatly overreacting. This type of school is teacheing a valuable lesson to these kids.
That a sucker is born every minute.
I read that line and stopped reading. Founded by the Blue Man Group? No books? What could possibly go wrong?
Bit of an acquired taste obviously, but Blue Man Group puts on a very entertaining live show. That said, why would anyone think they were qualified to run a school? For $32 grand a year! Maybe an after-school arts program, at most.
The parents must be morons! Sending a child to a $32k a year elementary school with no books, no testing or a proven track record, is pure insanity.
Liberals are stupid tools and the school sounds like a money laundering scheme.
Idiocracy may come true after all.
Good parents check the curriculum, not base their child’s education on fads. They probably put less thought into the school than picking out a new car that costs as much money as the tuition.
Any parent that trusts STRANGERS to educate their kids is, arguably, abusing those kids.
Their is only ONE PERSON that has educated my kids, and that’s mwa (i.e., me). The results have spoken for themselves.
“Meanwhile, your average homeschooler can read at a third grade level by the time theyre 4.”
And 12th grade by age 8.
...$32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group... no books and no tests... kids are barely learning to read... complained that the school is "unstructured."If they want to make this a success, they need to have Gallagher operate the cafeteria.
As far as I am concerned the only good secular private schools in NYC are
Coed: Trinity, Horace Mann, Riverdale, Poly Prep
Boys: Collegiate, Buckley, St. Bernard, Browning(for less smart boys)
Girls: Spence, Brearly, Nightingale-Bamford, Hewitt (for pretty but less smart girls).
Buckley is probably the most politically conservative of these, or was when I left 21 years ago. Kids there are taught to love America and Britain. Unfortunately it is Kindergarten to ninth grade only. I would also suggest Ramaz, although it is a Modern Orthodox Yeshiva.