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If You Hate Your Kids, Send Them to Public School

cashe Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 5:09 AM
As usual, Mr Giles has scaled the heights of stupidity. Didn't most of us send our children to public school? I did. Then I sent them to good colleges and then they got high paying jobs as professionals. I don't see how they could have done much better had I sent them to the most expensive private schools in the country. Parental oversight is key no matter what school you send your kids too. Help them with their homework every night, help them with special projects, help them prepare for their SATs. If you stay involved in every part of their education, public schools will do just fine.
Jo334 Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 9:42 AM
@cashe Well if your children are grown, then you and your children did not face what is going on in the schools today. I use to be totally against home schooling and private schools and I too sent my son to public school. Now when I look at what is being taught in public schools, I'm not so sure I want that for my grandchildren.
Cepat2 Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:44 AM
Please explain the poster in question. How does any parent "un-see" that kind of dreck from their children's memories? And, you can be sure that more virulent tripe is laced into the cirriculum on a daily basis even if it isn't in the text books. "Teacher experience" and ad hoc comments are all part of the trashy daily input.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:42 AM
So, cashe, do you approve or disapprove of the "teaching aid" Mr. Giles describes?
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:36 AM
Parental oversight is key

What happens when school values don't reinforce parental values?
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:16 AM
What you're saying, cashe, is that you got lucky.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:42 AM
Things changed a lot since we were in school.
IHaveARightToYourEarnings Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 7:56 AM
Parental involvement is certainly essential, but if you think the public schools are doing "just fine," then you haven't been in one in a while. I substitute teach in both public and private schools, and there is no comparison between the two.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:41 AM
Teachers at private schools act as if they expect good behavior from their students. Teachers at public schools hope for good behavior from their students.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:42 AM
As they teach them about sex, and worry about race based discipline standards.
Bliefus Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:06 AM
The oversight of educated parents must be substituted for what my grandparents had. Complete faith that America was the land of opportunity. Else they would have stayed overseas. Poverty, or the fear of it, made America inviting. And schools were the way to get there, when they looked around, here. The wealthy were educated from uneducated folks.
But I have no doubt that Progressives are selling 'America bad' to our kids. I know what lies i was fed, and time and experience, reading what our Founders actually said, and our actual History changed my outlook.
Divisions, class envy, guilt for what other people did or did not do, anecdotes cherry picked for emotional impact, and the old ploys the people used in the Europe my grandparents fled.
One example of using divisions. Keep the Scotts fighting and hating the Irish, & vice versa, in Great Britain. It helped solidify the English domination, and the clever and evil politicians, there, knew it.
So keep the racial wounds open, here, and get the worse sorts re-elected.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 19, 2014 8:38 AM
Used to be rich people were envied and emulated. Now they're just envied. And we've got a giant government at our disposal to express that envy. Spread that wealth! Real thieves commit their own burglaries. Lazy thieves vote Democrat.