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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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There are a lot of problems with the schools here in NM as well. I don't understand why the school system is so bad.



Oh I get it about the abuse that goes on with home schooling. It can be an excuse for no schooling.

I believe that here a student has to pass the state tests each year in order to stay in home schooling. At least that's what my niece and nephew did.

Years ago (1995) we lived in a small NM town. There was a family there with 6 children. Mom had a new baby. She claimed that she was home schooling. She did not have enough education to be home schooling those children. They were basically not getting any education.

I'm not really a huge advocate for home schooling. I just think that too many of the schools in the USA are failing. We need to look at how to get things back on track.



Yep... instead of concentrating on the basics.



I know that the education my children got was no where near what I got.

To be honest I let my son drop out of school in 10th grade. He was not getting anything out of high school. He took his GED. Then went on to college. He's done very well in college. Has BS in applied mathematics and physics, an MS in physics and is working on his PHD. So, I guess I did the right thing.
If your district isn't watered down with politics, consider a school board position. Most rural places in my state, well a recently elected person to the board.... campaign slogan "Vote fer me cause muy daddy was on the board and so wuz muh daddy's daddy"

Most older people I have interviewed who were student or teachers in the 1950s-80s usually say everything changed in the mid-late 1970s. It usually takes a generation for it to decline at great length.... so somewhere in the 1990s is where it was very noticeable.

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This is nothing more than accommodating/enabling kids who have bad cell phone habits. Some parents would have a tough time with a schedule that begins so late. A better solution would be to take cell phones away from kids. I've always said that there's really no reason ANY kid should have a cell phone. The kids who want to well and accell in school and in life will not have these poor habits. They will have the self-discipline to get their school work done and put the frickin cell phone away...or better yet their parents shouldn't give them one or not allow them in the house. My kids never had cell phones and didn't want them until they were in college. The cell phone culture has basically wrecked society. Those that abuse cell phones should be left alone with their bad habits, fall asleep in class and flunk out. Those that don't have these poor habits shouldn't be the ones that are penalized.

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When I lived in Italy, I attended an international school that had hours similar to American schools.

However, my Italian friends who attended local schools only went half day. There was a morning session and an afternoon session. A student attended one or the other. The education in the Italian schools was good. For a student on in college prep track of high school, the Italian education was far superior. When they graduated from high school, they had a better education than most Americans did after 2 years of high school.

One major different between the Italian and US education is that the Italian high school had two tracks, vocational and college prep. Most kids in the vocational track worked half day as an apprentice and still got the 4 hours of academics a day.

Now when I returned to the USA for 12th grade, I was so far ahead of the American students that it was ridiculous. And that was in the last 1960's.
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This is nothing more than accommodating/enabling kids who have bad cell phone habits. Some parents would have a tough time with a schedule that begins so late. A better solution would be to take cell phones away from kids. I've always said that there's really no reason ANY kid should have a cell phone. The kids who want to well and accell in school and in life will not have these poor habits. They will have the self-discipline to get their school work done and put the frickin cell phone away...or better yet their parents shouldn't give them one or not allow them in the house. My kids never had cell phones and didn't want them until they were in college. The cell phone culture has basically wrecked society. Those that abuse cell phones should be left alone with their bad habits, fall asleep in class and flunk out. Those that don't have these poor habits shouldn't be the ones that are penalized.
Hold the phone! Thought you were only staying with your wife because child support would be too expensive; but, they are in college? Why aren't you gettin' the hell out of Dodge?
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Hold the phone! Thought you were only staying with your wife because child support would be too expensive; but, they are in college? Why aren't you gettin' the hell out of Dodge?
In my state you're responsible for everything until 21. If I left now, you think my kids' mom would keep them in school? Nope. The road to getting out of Dodge is close but still not here yet.

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