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Look Out for Eroding of Parental Authority

Donjindra Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:05 AM
"Anybody who is still sending their children to public school should be arrested for child abuse. " That type of inane hysteria doesn't work.
Donjindra Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 2:24 PM
" be prepared to be the last to know what is really going on. "

But last only by a few hours if parents talk to their kids after school.
Larue4 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 11:51 AM
It takes sacrifice to home school. IT takes the kind of dedication that most parents lack. If you send your kids to public schools, be prepared to be the last to know what is really going on. Be prepared to challenge their ridiculous assumptions they learned in their education classes. Be prepared to volunteer and be there when you are needed. Or why even bring chilren into the world if you are going to pawn them off on public schools?
Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 7:43 AM
Nor does the assumption that every parent is running a third car or has a boat. As for $300 shoes, the target market for them is not parents; it's the EBT and spinning rims crowd.
Donjindra Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 10:02 PM
"Not around here it's not. The schools are controlled by very powerful public unions and parents can't even come into the classrooms unannounced. "

I doubt that's the case. But if it is, parents should force the breakup of the union. They can do that by taking over the school board and staying in control.
AudiR10 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 2:06 PM
Not around here it's not. The schools are controlled by very powerful public unions and parents can't even come into the classrooms unannounced.
AudiR10 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 2:06 PM
Not around here it's not. The schools are controlled by very powerful public unions and parents can't even come into the classrooms unannounced.
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 2:05 PM
yes it does fraidy socialist
AudiR10 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 2:05 PM
Well, not arrested -- but certainly a parent who expects socialist daycare to function as an old fashioned two-room country school is not playing with a full deck. And by the way, "inane hysteria" is a null phrse, kind of like saying "starlit afternoon."
Kathy119 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 2:03 PM
It's not naive, it's called knowing your rights. And not falling in line with everything that the administration or teachers want to do. Someone has to push back when the lines are overstepped.
Kathy119 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 2:00 PM
This is one of the more ridiculous comments that I have been seeing a lot. I am a proud believer of individual rights and a spouse of an active duty soldier. Our kids go to public schools. We also talk about everything they learn and let our voices be heard when necessary. They are learning about the real world now. When they get out of school, they won't be surrounded only with people who think the same way. And it is incredibly arrogant to assume that everyone who believes in limited government can afford private schools or has the capability to home school. Better to work with your schools to provide a fair education and opportunities for all children.
Donjindra Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 12:05 PM
They have more control than most think. It's just a matter of being involved. Truth is, most parents aren't interested in being involved.

pnotes Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:32 AM
Definitely not arrested! However, parents are naive to think that they have parental control in public/governments schools.
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