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Look Out for Eroding of Parental Authority

Larue4 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 11:45 AM
No state ever organized any dances where I went to school., Are you a parent of a child in public school? If not, you have no idea what you are talking about. We became guardians of a teenager several years back. AT the time, he was enrolled in school based "treatment" program which we were told he might be in several hours a week. We agreed. Only after several YEARS did we find out, and only by sleuthing, that he had been attending this "treatment" program EVERY DAY for two years. Only after some heated moments were we even able to pull him out of this school-based " treatment" program, which the providers were charging upwards of $200 an HOUR. Only after he was out of this program did his grades start to climb, his behavior improve
Donjindra Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 2:20 PM
Our youngest son was put into a low level reading program in the second grade. This was due mostly because his teacher was incompetent and I told her so in no uncertain terms -- and the school got money for warm bodies in the program. My wife and I got him out of the program and worked with him at home. Next year he was at the top of his class and became a voracious reader.

I have no love for and little confidence in the educational system. But no parent is powerless against it.

It’s been an eventful week at the intersection of parenting and politics, that busy corner where decision-making often is affected by the onslaught of traffic from social engineers, liberal educators, public health experts, and civil rights activists who know better than parents what’s best for their kids.

Several news stories seem to indicate that America’s moms and dads are losing ground in the effort to raise their children as they see fit. To wit:

In Rhode Island, the Cranston school district announced it was banning father-daughter and mother-son events because a complaint from the American Civil Liberties...