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Reply to "The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids"

Originally posted by Shadow:
The home is where it starts.

When a child leavds the home, they should be ready to learn what the teacher has to offer. All this
bull about learning styles is bull.

THouands of black kids learned from one black sistas at a time back in the day in Fifty kid filled rooms.

SChools don't make badd children, Homes do.

If the schools are not teaching what is require by parents, and businesses, they should vote for people that will and stop voting for people because they lie. And teach their own chidlren.

If you're children are not ready for school, why send them? It is a parents job to raise their children, It is the childs job to learn.

"Spare the rod & spoil the child"
This means to spare the staf of knowledge, and you will spoil the child rotten. They will be
evil and stupid.

"our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virture and intellect' >>L. Trilling

I don't completely agree with this. You seem to believe that there is no such thing as a bad teacher or a bad school.

I agree that what goes on in the home is the beginning to what could be a good or bad education for a child, but if a teacher is not doing his or her job, has not had the proper training, etc., how is this the parents' fault?

Public schools nowadays are so desperate for teachers that they are hiring almost anyone without proper screening, and damn sure without proper qualifications.

And as far as learning styles, it has been proven time and again that different people (not just children) learn better in different ways. I prefer a verbal and tactical approach, while others may be more tuned in with their auditory learning skills. Every person is different.