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Sep 14, 2019 13:44:59   #
Iliamna1 (a regular here)
 
Jakebrake wrote:
We have a young couple here in my apartment complex that has a 4 year old little girl and the mom is often in the courtyard tutoring her. I have stopped by on occasion and visited with them and am blown away by this child. She does simple math, addition & subtraction, although often she has to use her fingers but comes up with the correct answer. Her reading children's books is probably at 2nd grade level and her vocabulary amazes me. Mensa prospect? I can only hope. Thus, parenting does play an important part in developing intellect in children I believe. She will be attending a charter school next year~
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I believe that. I had a close friend who was a teacher and started teaching her daughter to read when she was crawling. By the time she was 3, she could read a newspaper, sounding out the words phonetically. She went to a private Christian school for high school and she was one of three (3) National Merit Scholarship in a graduating class of 12. She went on to get her law degree. When parents realize how much better they can do than the public schools can, it can work wonders.

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Sep 14, 2019 13:53:16   #
Voice of Reason
 
alabuck wrote:
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Texas Truth,

Given your written complaint about American public education, I suppose you consider yourself to be a “shining example” of something other than a public education graduate. If so, perhaps you should follow your own advice and go to Japan and start your basic education all over.

This is hysterical! You’re complaining about U.S. public education and you made 4 mistakes in writing only 1 (bad) sentence.

First) Unless the person you were responding to was named “Bingo,” “Bingo” needs a punctuation mark after it. Hint, it’s an “!.” And, if the person you were responding to was named “Bingo,” the name “Bingo” should’ve had a comma following it, at the very least.
Second) If “Bingo” wasn’t your subject’s name, the “a” following “Bingo” needs to be capitalized.
Third) You, apparently, don’t know the difference in definitions and the use of between the words, “then” and “than.”
Fourth) You left out the word “a” that should’ve followed the word “than” and

I may be nit-picking, but it’s fairly common among the posters in here to use “then” when “than” is the correct word. It’s also common for a lot of people to misuse the words, “too” and “there.” Oftentimes they’ll write “to” when “too” or “two” would be correct and “there” when “they’re” or “their” are the proper words to use.

And, NO!, I’m not an English teacher. However, I AM a proud product of public education, which includes my college degrees. I know I make gramatical mistakes, but I’d really try not to make any, especially when complaining about my country’s educational system. If you and the other complainers in here want to see improvement in our public education system, tell President Gutless Wonder to quit taking our tax dollars away from our public schools so they can be funded enough to get and keep good teachers and get the support the teachers need to do their jobs without taking from their own purses to cover the costs. Find ways to build new schools; schools with the tools needed to teach kids the skill they need to get a decent job in today’s world.

Find ways to get parents involved in their kids’ education. Find ways to stop parents having to work 2-3 jobs just to pay the rent, utilities and buy food. That way, they’ll have more time to spend with their kids and help them learn.

Instead of just sitting back and complaining about how bad education is, get off your asses and actually help the schools and the kids. Become a tutor, a substitute teacher, or a teacher’s aide. Become a mentor to kids who’ve gotten themselves into minor trouble with the law. Help the kids learn how to get along with others; how to choose between right and wrong, take provide in themselves and show respect to others.*

If all you do is bitch and moan about how bad things are, without offering anything viable to help fix things, all you’re doing is adding to the problems education already faces. And, these are problems that’ll not go away on their own.

*I tutor 2 high school kids twice a week; am a substitute teacher, for all grade levels, for the local school district I live in, usually 2-3 times a week; and, am 1 of 5 mentors, helping 25 “troubled youth” avoid major jail time in their futures through our local COMPASS Program (via 90 minute, weekly meetings for 16 weeks).

So, there are several ways whereby people can help our kids get better and smarter. You just need to be willing to give of yourselves instead of being just complainers. Like my old football coach used to say, “If you can’t help us, don’t hurt us.”
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First, you are correct about the spelling/grammatical errors on this site. One example you forgot to mention is using the word 'loose' in place of 'lose'. I've never understood that one.

As for the rest of your post, it seems you're suggesting that, despite the fact that Americans already pay more per student than any other country, we should pay more yet. Why do you suppose American teachers are unable to do their jobs despite higher funding than teachers in other countries, while teachers in every other country do better with less?

But my favorite part is you telling everybody that we should continue to throw ever-increasing funding at public schools, and then teach the kids ourselves. Apparently because it's unreasonable to expect public-school teachers to do their job.

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Sep 15, 2019 14:20:31   #
GmanTerry (a regular here)
 
Ricktloml wrote:
Public schools most assuredly are a disgrace. They are more interested in social engineering than actual education.


So true.

Semper Fi

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Sep 16, 2019 18:30:56   #
debeda (a regular here)
 
Seth wrote:
When you have a dumbed down electorate, it's easier for the left to bullshit them with pseudo-science and bumper sticker slogans.

The left has been very busy these many years, in both education and the media, while America more or less slept.

One difference becomes evident, though, between the Soviet leftists and those here in the United States.

The Soviets balanced their propaganda with a good education, because while they wanted dedicated Communists, they also wanted people who would be assets to the State.

Here, on the other hand, the left's mission is not a strong nation, it's a weak, divided country that can be brought down and more susceptible to a "fundamental transformation."
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TRUE STORY, Seth

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Sep 16, 2019 18:33:13   #
Seth (a regular here)
 
Voice of Reason wrote:
First, you are correct about the spelling/grammatical errors on this site. One example you forgot to mention is using the word 'loose' in place of 'lose'. I've never understood that one.

As for the rest of your post, it seems you're suggesting that, despite the fact that Americans already pay more per student than any other country, we should pay more yet. Why do you suppose American teachers are unable to do their jobs despite higher funding than teachers in other countries, while teachers in every other country do better with less?

But my favorite part is you telling everybody that we should continue to throw ever-increasing funding at public schools, and then teach the kids ourselves. Apparently because it's unreasonable to expect public-school teachers to do their job.
First, you are correct about the spelling/grammati... (show quote)



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Sep 16, 2019 18:36:37   #
Seth (a regular here)
 
debeda wrote:
TRUE STORY, Seth
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Goes to show, America's lefties are so inept at running anything (other than a riot or smear campaign) that they can't even get their Communism right.

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Sep 16, 2019 19:01:00   #
debeda (a regular here)
 
Seth wrote:
Goes to show, America's lefties are so inept at running anything (other than a riot or smear campaign) that they can't even get their Communism right.



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Sep 18, 2019 20:40:27   #
Tug484 (a regular here)
 
archie bunker wrote:
Cars are killing the planet Jim. We need bycicle mechanics now.
I'm sure our schools can teach them how to spell piddle, or sprackit, or, chane.
The future isn't hopeless!



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