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To: jocon307

This was a stupid “sound bite” story. I’m ashamed that Fox ran with it as is.

Question: What are all the teachers going to do with all that free time? Find another parttime job? In Ohio?

Kids belong in school. Govt employees should pay more into their pension and health insurance plans, otherwise, nobody is going to get anything in the long run. The money AIN’T there after decades of Democrats corruption, exorbitant spending, and fiscal mismanagement.

Bologna sandwich, pickle and an apple. That’s what I used to east in elementary and junior high school (minus the pickle). Today I had a turkey sandwich for lunch (no breakfast). I want my apple!


41 posted on 01/17/2012 7:28:44 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Kids belong in school.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Where is the evidence that institutional schooling does any good? Really, it's a serious question.

For years now, I have been asking “educators” to show me the studies that prove that what children learn is from the classroom and NOT from the massive afterschooling done by parents, the child himself, private tutoring, and help from family and friends. Never has any teacher provided a link.

A Stanford professor of education in response to an e-mail to an article from another site did write to me and admitted that these studies have never been done.

So.....We spend up to $25,000 per kid per year ( in some states) and no one even knows if our nation's socialist schools even teach anything at all. Really!

My own anecdotal observation is that academically successful children ( whether home or institutionally schooled) spend the same amount of time in formal studies IN THE HOME. Their families share similar home habits, control friends, effectively discipline, and strictly monitor electronics. Children who are not academically successful ( home or institutionally schooled) come from families who do not share these habits and values.

My conclusion:

If every government school in this nation closed tomorrow, the **same** children who are getting an education today would get one tomorrow. Those who aren't getting an education today still wouldn't be getting one tomorrow.

57 posted on 01/17/2012 9:13:25 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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