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1 posted on 12/22/2012 6:19:55 AM PST by wintertime
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To: metmom
Absolutely another reason to homeschool.

When my children were the age of second graders, they rarely spent more than an hour in formal homeschooling. The rest of the time they spent playing or on “real world” field trips with me and my husband as we went about living our “real world” lives.

The children Mr. Round was teaching spend 6 to 7 hours doing what it took my children one hour, and many of these children still must endure a confining school bus ride to and from school. Then to rub even more salt into the wound, they are given “homework” ( which is where they get their real education with their parents help.)

2 posted on 12/22/2012 6:25:40 AM PST by wintertime
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To: wintertime
Where are all the "good" teachers ...

The amazing teachers of the 60's and 70's - women who got into teaching because they were kept out corporate boardroom - are retired. They've been replace by Union types ... people who in a different economy would be selling shoes in some department store...

3 posted on 12/22/2012 6:32:35 AM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: wintertime
Susan Follett Lusi, Superintendent of Providence Schools
5 posted on 12/22/2012 6:40:58 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: wintertime

Good luck sorting out who’s culpable to what degree: educrats enforcing the rules and doing their part in the system, so they can get their secure salaries and bennies; officials elected and unelected who encrust the system with more regulations every year; voters who put them there and continue to elect profligate officials; citizens who pay their taxes to make it all possible, because to resist would have financial and legal repercussions too terrible to consider seriously; citizens who put their children in these puppy mills, rather than go to the unprofitable bother of homeschooling. (Got to churn out that extra income, kiddies — see ya!)

Yes, the educrats are contemptible, but the buck doesn’t stop there. Anybody in the game, in any position, would do well to look in the mirror — and maybe then they’ll think about getting out.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 7:03:08 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( If you care to reply, PM or risk non-detection amid ME ping list entries)
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To: wintertime

The most important thing I teach my children is that they are responsible for their own learning. It is not a job they can delegate to teachers or parents. If they want to learn then they must self advocate for the resources they need. A bad teacher or a bad system is no excuse.

The second most important thing is that schools, colleges and universities are not designed to measure learning or to encourage learning. They are merely there as bench marks created by society. The goal is to get good grades, not because they learn more, but because they need them ultimately for a job.


12 posted on 12/22/2012 7:07:37 AM PST by Raycpa
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15 posted on 12/22/2012 7:28:36 AM PST by narses
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16 posted on 12/22/2012 7:29:04 AM PST by narses
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17 posted on 12/22/2012 7:30:03 AM PST by narses
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To: wintertime

This is why kids aren’t learning. Instead of teaching kids to write in a logical, coherent manner, they are having them write on giant thought bubbles about their reading assignments. This is designed for middle school. To me, this is mis-education. I would like some feedback from parents on this reading activity.

From the post:
“Thought Bubbles - Metacognition Manipulative: This would be great to laminate and then kids could write on it before / during / after reading.”

http://www.ateacherstreasure.com/2011/10/treasured-tip-reading-is-thinking.html


22 posted on 12/22/2012 8:38:50 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: wintertime

Heart braking. I am coming to hate my nation. I never thought those words could possibly be ripped from my mouth under torture. Now I find myself freely saying it. I hate my nation. This is not the nation of my birth or of my heritage.

I hope those who caused it and continue to destroy my nation, Burn in Hell.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 2:58:59 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: wintertime

I feel bad for this teacher. His school system sounds horrible. Nothing at all like our school system.

I thought our kids had it bad until I listened to his resignation. I keep forgetting how remarkable my county is when it comes to public schools.


44 posted on 12/22/2012 5:20:04 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: wintertime

“Chief Academic Officer”.

Straight out of the communist handbook.

We are so socialist. My nation is doomed.


50 posted on 12/22/2012 8:26:09 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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