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Pitch    Posted 07-29-2003 at 16:16:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is in a way related to the welfare posts. Welfare is rampant in one form or another in all segments of this country. My daugher was in third or fourth grade and during the teachers conference we were told that she would benefit from a remedial reading course. We did'nt understand why as her grades and schoolwork did'nt reflect a problem the next year it was the youngest one with a math problem that we could'nt see.Anyway we refused to put either of them in the remedial courses as they would have been tagged as learning disabled and have to lug that cross around on there backs for their entire academic careers. Now they are in ninth and tenth grades respectively both on high honor roll and both taking advance placement courses for college credits. Come to find out the local school district gets $28.00 a day state aid for a normal kid but $63.00 a day for a learning diabled one. So our school district attemps to pump up its "welfare" take by hanging a disabled tag on every kid it possibly can.

~Lenore    Posted 07-29-2003 at 16:58:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that is disgusting, but not surprising.
The public education system is all about money,
not education.
Home schooling is on the rise;
home schooled kids score higher on average on college entrance tests.

Les    Posted 07-29-2003 at 17:10:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
We played a concert on the lawn of a town hall this past Sunday night. There was a young family: mom, dad and a teenaged boy and girl, sitting on the grass right down fairly close to us. The mom and daughter were dressed in long dresses. Very modest. I almost thought they might be Mennonites or something like that. They really seemed to be enjoying our music, especially the gospel numbers.
I leaned over to my brother as we were playing and said "I bet those kids are home schooled". Sure enough, at the end of the concert we talked to them and they are in fact home schooled. What a super nice family they were.
I can spot home schooled kids a mile away.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 07-29-2003 at 17:32:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I help with a workshop for the Boy Scouts once a year for the American Labor Merit Badge. This is an 8 hour day with about 40 to 60 young Scouts. The first year after the shop was over the director ask me if I had noticed about six kids and I had. They were calmer and did great with the work at my station. He said that they were home schooled. The director is from the teachers union.

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