Author Topic: 'Too much, too soon': Children should not start school until age six or seven, say education experts  (Read 1287 times)

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Considering the state of public education in this country, one would be advised to do the exact opposite anything an 'education expert' says. Of course, in my day job I am considered one so that anyone reading this in a Catch 22.

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We need to let children be children. What offends me is trying to take them in younger and younger in order to brainwash them about homosexuality, and any other liberal meme of the day...... let them be kids and -- better yet (sorry AB) homeschool them - especially now with Common Core ruining the state of modern education.

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We need to let children be children. What offends me is trying to take them in younger and younger in order to brainwash them about homosexuality, and any other liberal meme of the day...... let them be kids and -- better yet (sorry AB) homeschool them - especially now with Common Core ruining the state of modern education.

I didn't mean in my post that public education should start early. I am all for homeschooling and will probably be our choice, at least for the early years. I am really just talking about education in general. The earlier you start the better. Too many parents miss out on the formal years and the schools have become so watered down children's education is becoming stunted.  Kids can still be kids and learn a lot at young ages.

(and I'm in the corporate educational field so I'm not offended).

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I didn't mean in my post that public education should start early. I am all for homeschooling and will probably be our choice, at least for the early years. I am really just talking about education in general. The earlier you start the better. Too many parents miss out on the formal years and the schools have become so watered down children's education is becoming stunted.  Kids can still be kids and learn a lot at young ages.

(and I'm in the corporate educational field so I'm not offended).

I am a big proponent of parents turning off the television set and not allowing cartoons to babysit their children, instead playing games with them (learn dexterity, thinking, etc.) and read to them... also take them places - especially historic places... yes it is up to parents, but it can be educational and fun and the kiddies never know they are being taught.  My sister home-schooled her two youngest -- both excelled in college and the youngest is starting medical school now... "SHE" wants to be a neurosurgeon.  Has been working part time at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach in the Neuro- unit and it has only heightened her desire to go in that direction.  I bought her brother his first computer when he was three years old and showed him how to use it - (DOS)...... Kids need to learn from their parents and with their parents values - not the liberal world-view.  Expose them to that once they have a strong ground they can stand on.  A good example is Katie Pavlich. She was asked on The Five about her background - they were shocked she attended one of our most liberal universities in AZ and yet is so determinedly conservative - her answer was her parents, they taught her conservative values and what it means, so she was not swayed in Tucson by her liberal professors.
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I can't say I disagree with the guy. Certainly in this society we feel somewhat liberated by sending the kids off to school earlier and earlier-- and admittedly, I was in a Methodist preschool by the age of three-- but shoving a curriculum down the throats of children that age is a recipe for disaster. Yet that's what their idea of increasing standards is: we've gone from a twelve-year high school education that could get you most run of the mill jobs to a fourteen-year marathon that will get you nothing but flipping burgers if you are lucky. We keep increasing standards and yet the system keeps becoming less and less useful.

Of course, I would argue the bottleneck is at the middle school age, where the current public education system is a complete failure.

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Sad and embarrassing at the same time.   **nononono*
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That's insane, NCD. We didn't do algebra until 8th grade, as I recall, and I barely survived it.
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And there is NO HISTORY in the 6th grade curiculum. Thankfully I home school him on the History Subject knowing its importance. I have some great books recomended by home schooling parents.


A nation that turns away from prayer will ultimately find itself in desperate need of it. :Jonathan Cahn

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Navy do they still have PAT meetings?  They would have to forcibly remove me from the meetings if this were my child.... it infuriates me to see education dumbed down like this.

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Oh and I didn't have algebra until 8th grade.  Only class I ever needed a tutor... I hated algebra..yet math over all wad easy for me and I majored in accounting later on.

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Oh and I didn't have algebra until 8th grade.  Only class I ever needed a tutor... I hated algebra..yet math over all wad easy for me and I majored in accounting later on.

Loved Algebra and Geometry....enough to pass.

Trigonometry?    Shoot me now.    :thud:
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