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Ending Progressive Public Education
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu

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Posted By:magnante, 12/14/2012 9:06:43 AM

If Barack and Michelle Obama feel comfortable allowing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to babysit their children, that is their problem. The question is, would you allow them to babysit yours? Let´s take that a step farther: would you let them raise your children? Would you give them exclusive supervision over the majority of your children´s daylight hours up to age eighteen, primary control of your children´s academic curriculum and teaching methodology, and authority to arrange the broad social and moral framework within which your children will be educated? No? Then why do you accept modern public education?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jerseygal, 12/14/2012 9:24:50 AM     (No. 9065014)

I don´t accept it! That´s why we´re pulling my 14 year old grandson out of public school. I can´t afford private school, so we´re going to home school starting in the new year. Yesterday he came home and started telling me about how Andrew Jackson was responsible for policies of removal of native American Indian tribes. (I guess I have to study Andrew Jackson now.) I asked him if they ever learn about good things our founders did...his answer..."sometimes, but I just like telling you about the bad stuff to see your reaction." Smart kid! This is going to be interesting. I hope I still have the stamina for it!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: justavoter, 12/14/2012 9:27:08 AM     (No. 9065020)

In my state, the government spends about $13,000 per year per student on secondary school education (wonder why they call it secondary school? but that is another question for another day). Most private schools can give a excellent education for about $10,000 to $12,000 per year. Yes, there are the designer schools that charge $30 to $40k but they are just snobs. Since the state is already collecting the taxes, why not give everyone and I mean everyone a voucher for $10,000 and let them educate their children per their choice. I know, this makes way too much sense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/14/2012 9:30:23 AM     (No. 9065027)

Bravo #1! You will probably find yourself learning stuff along with your grandson. And at age 14, he will get the hands on guidence that he really needs as a teen to steer him through some troubled waters. You are giving him an unimaginably wonderful gift by doing this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tren9, 12/14/2012 9:30:35 AM     (No. 9065028)

History:
100 years ago if you had a BA you were a Greek scholar or a Latin Scholar [or both].
50 Years ago High School diplomas were in Latin and sadly half could not read their diploma.
Today High School diplomas are in English and sadly half can not read their diploma.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 12/14/2012 9:35:12 AM     (No. 9065037)

hillary´s college paper was on just such a topic..."people who believe parents and not the state shoukd raise children are romantic idiots"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/14/2012 9:40:29 AM     (No. 9065053)

#1, start with "The Fighting Hawks at D-Day" on Amazon.com. He´ll learn about the sacrifices of our men on D-Day by living through the battle with them.

Good Luck!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/14/2012 9:45:06 AM     (No. 9065067)

#2, Double that number and welcome to NJ!!!!
Yup, almost $26K per kid.........



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Reply 8 - Posted by: curious1, 12/14/2012 9:53:17 AM     (No. 9065087)

#1, might I recommend the Calvert Academy school - they offer a form of online home schooling with teachers in addition to the more common home schooling texts. And much cheaper than a private school.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/14/2012 10:11:04 AM     (No. 9065125)

Or try Catholic schools. They accept non Catholic students and are much less expensive.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 12/14/2012 11:31:55 AM     (No. 9065283)

He´s right about the bottom feeders. The worst students go into education and from there into tenure track jobs. We have a third grade teacher in our town who tells the children that she hates reading. She won´t assign reading to them.

If I had kids today, I would home school them or try a catholic school. Anything but public education.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/14/2012 11:35:39 AM     (No. 9065290)

I don´t accept it. How can I get rid of it? I have a long list of things to be gotten rid of.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jorgecito, 12/14/2012 11:38:39 AM     (No. 9065293)

#1, if your name implies your location -- I´m in NJ too. Thanks goodness, our left wing state hasn´t yet clamped down on homeschooling.

Twelve years ago I also pulled my youngest out of public school. I had sent my older kids to "good" public schools ... it took me some years, and several shocking experiences, to realize how bad even "good" public schools had become.

So we homeschooled between 6th and 9th grade -- it worked great (and it was a great experience for me to teach, too!). Starting with 10th grade, we enrolled son in an online high school. That worked well too.

Of all our children, the son who was homeschooled is the one who still loves learning; and the one who truly appreciates his country, and its history, the most.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/14/2012 11:56:18 AM     (No. 9065336)

We need to stop allowing government to raise our children. Government has its own objectives that are not in harmony with the needs and desires of the individual. Never, ever trust government.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 4diogenes, 12/15/2012 8:42:53 AM     (No. 9066976)

OK, I get it. This is the choir. 99.9% of those who read this, here, agree. So what do we do about it? Let’s stop moaning and actually do something. Big or small, let’s start somewhere.

Is there a blog or website or something where we can meet and start doing some little thing about this horrible situation? If there is not something like this, can one of us start it? I would if I could and I can’t. Post ideas here.


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