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Offline Rapunzel

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« on: January 08, 2014, 04:54:52 PM »

Offline Oceander

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 05:03:12 PM »

Offline DCPatriot

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 05:17:42 PM »
Sometimes I wish my name was Walter Mitty. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 05:26:01 PM »
Sometimes I wish my name was Walter Mitty. 

I'd fix Ms. Lu real good!     :smokin:

We could arrange for that, Mr. Mitty.

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 05:40:20 PM »
From the standpoint of educators, perhaps religious neutrality is the way for them to reserve the school for teaching the 3 Rs.

Let the kids do their religious things, during non-school time, and not on campus.

The area near West Covina has a lot of Asians, and many of them are Buddhists (their ancestors built the railroads across the West).

 
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 07:14:38 PM »
How do candy canes relate to religion? Did they exist during Jesus' time on earth? /s

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 07:23:55 PM »
If parents are as sick of this kind of stuff as I am - they should take their children out of public schools.  When they lose enough money, maybe things will change.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 10:40:17 PM »
From the standpoint of educators, perhaps religious neutrality is the way for them to reserve the school for teaching the 3 Rs.

Let the kids do their religious things, during non-school time, and not on campus.

The area near West Covina has a lot of Asians, and many of them are Buddhists (their ancestors built the railroads across the West).

I'll bet Asian kids like candy canes too.

And btw............this teacher is not one bit interested in "religious neutrality."  Her faith kicked in hard when she tossed that poor kid's candy canes in the trash.

This has NOTHING to do with "time" to teach the three R's.

Young leftist teachers do that about as well as they practice religious "neutrality."
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 10:57:36 PM »
If parents are as sick of this kind of stuff as I am - they should take their children out of public schools.  When they lose enough money, maybe things will change.

As a practical matter however, most cannot send their children to Parochial schools...let alone private schools. 

Furthermore, here in Maryland, the real estate taxes collected supposedly fund the education.   Oh wait....maybe it's the Maryland Lottery.  [/s]

Bottom line, there's no effective way other than home-schooling. 

This teacher was filled with pi$$ and vinegar to show the school administration that "I've got this!".  She tore the religious letters from the cellophane wrapping.

For somebody that grew up with a Catholic education by nuns and priests....it's anathema to me.

But I get it......
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 11:18:43 PM »
As a practical matter however, most cannot send their children to Parochial schools...let alone private schools. 

Furthermore, here in Maryland, the real estate taxes collected supposedly fund the education.   Oh wait....maybe it's the Maryland Lottery.  [/s]

Bottom line, there's no effective way other than home-schooling. 

This teacher was filled with pi$$ and vinegar to show the school administration that "I've got this!".  She tore the religious letters from the cellophane wrapping.

For somebody that grew up with a Catholic education by nuns and priests....it's anathema to me.

But I get it......

I would absolutely homeschool nowadays.  I know several homeschooled children and the education they received was superior to that of public schools.  I realize that, especially for a single parent, it might not be feasible to do - but in a two-income household, you gotta decide what your priority is.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 12:35:36 PM »
I would absolutely homeschool nowadays.  I know several homeschooled children and the education they received was superior to that of public schools.  I realize that, especially for a single parent, it might not be feasible to do - but in a two-income household, you gotta decide what your priority is.


My sister home-schooled her two youngest.  They're poster kids for home schooling.  BTW statistically home-schooled kids score higher on SATs, too.

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 01:09:33 PM »
My home-schooled niece has completed her first semester at college (at age 17) with a 3.0 GPA.  ^-^
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