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21-08-2016, 08:24 AM
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Just to be clear, I didn't actually kick my boss in the nutsack.

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21-08-2016, 12:09 PM
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(21-08-2016 08:24 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Just to be clear, I didn't actually kick my boss in the nutsack.

You tickled it with a feather?

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21-08-2016, 01:08 PM
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Fuck Alabama public schools. Did you know that we spend only $3 per gifted student? My son is bored out of his fucking mind and he's in one of the top public elementary schools in the state (ranked top 5). The private schools in the area are no better with their education, are expensive, and secular. With the exception of one, and I simply just cannot afford it at nearly $20K/year tuition.

If he were in Arizona, for example, he would be in a classroom doing work 2-3 years ahead of what he's doing now, and they would have started him off in those courses when he was in kindergarten.

But no, wouldn't want any child left behind...

YAY MEDIOCRITY!

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21-08-2016, 01:14 PM
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(21-08-2016 01:08 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Fuck Alabama public schools. Did you know that we spend only $3 per gifted student? My son is bored out of his fucking mind and he's in one of the top public elementary schools in the state (ranked top 5). The private schools in the area are no better with their education, are expensive, and secular. With the exception of one, and I simply just cannot afford it at nearly $20K/year tuition.

If he were in Arizona, for example, he would be in a classroom doing work 2-3 years ahead of what he's doing now, and they would have started him off in those courses when he was in kindergarten.

But no, wouldn't want any child left behind...

YAY MEDIOCRITY!

It is Alabama...you aren't surprised are you?

When my girls and I moved back to Iowa from Arizona the schools were pretty equivalent. Then we went to SC but they were in DoD schools on base. (A rarity even back then.) They were a little behind Iowa schools but not by much. When we moved off the Army base and they went to public schools in SC it was as though they were going backward at least a full grade in the instruction they were receiving.

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21-08-2016, 01:23 PM
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(21-08-2016 01:14 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(21-08-2016 01:08 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Fuck Alabama public schools. Did you know that we spend only $3 per gifted student? My son is bored out of his fucking mind and he's in one of the top public elementary schools in the state (ranked top 5). The private schools in the area are no better with their education, are expensive, and secular. With the exception of one, and I simply just cannot afford it at nearly $20K/year tuition.

If he were in Arizona, for example, he would be in a classroom doing work 2-3 years ahead of what he's doing now, and they would have started him off in those courses when he was in kindergarten.

But no, wouldn't want any child left behind...

YAY MEDIOCRITY!

It is Alabama...you aren't surprised are you?

When my girls and I moved back to Iowa from Arizona the schools were pretty equivalent. Then we went to SC but they were in DoD schools on base. (A rarity even back then.) They were a little behind Iowa schools but not by much. When we moved off the Army base and they went to public schools in SC it was as though they were going backward at least a full grade in the instruction they were receiving.

Not surprised. Just frustrated. The main industry here is engineering - there are brilliant children walking the halls and it's as if we're giving them just enough education so they can be prepared to ask "would you like to biggie size that?" for a living. These are minds capable of doing something like utilizing crystallography to dialyze the HIV virus to extinction. But no. Let's review 10+8=18 in second grade for children who were doing that in preschool.

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21-08-2016, 01:32 PM
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(21-08-2016 01:23 PM)Nurse Wrote:  
(21-08-2016 01:14 PM)Anjele Wrote:  It is Alabama...you aren't surprised are you?

When my girls and I moved back to Iowa from Arizona the schools were pretty equivalent. Then we went to SC but they were in DoD schools on base. (A rarity even back then.) They were a little behind Iowa schools but not by much. When we moved off the Army base and they went to public schools in SC it was as though they were going backward at least a full grade in the instruction they were receiving.

Not surprised. Just frustrated. The main industry here is engineering - there are brilliant children walking the halls and it's as if we're giving them just enough education so they can be prepared to ask "would you like to biggie size that?" for a living. These are minds capable of doing something like utilizing crystallography to dialyze the HIV virus to extinction. But no. Let's review 10+8=18 in second grade for children who were doing that in preschool.

I understand. Some states and even some school districts in the 'good' states offer a dismal education.

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21-08-2016, 01:40 PM (This post was last modified: 21-08-2016 01:46 PM by Gloucester.)
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(21-08-2016 01:32 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(21-08-2016 01:23 PM)Nurse Wrote:  Not surprised. Just frustrated. The main industry here is engineering - there are brilliant children walking the halls and it's as if we're giving them just enough education so they can be prepared to ask "would you like to biggie size that?" for a living. These are minds capable of doing something like utilizing crystallography to dialyze the HIV virus to extinction. But no. Let's review 10+8=18 in second grade for children who were doing that in preschool.

I understand. Some states and even some school districts in the 'good' states offer a dismal education.
And I thought the English system was bad!

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We do have our problems. But we also have things lime STEM, scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, with tailor made kit, visiting schools to do projects with them. Though never enough.

I support my local schools as best I can with kit and donations for special, unbudgettable, stuff.

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21-08-2016, 02:14 PM
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That STEM volunteer idea sounds interesting. Once I get a little more time, I may approach the local school district about that. I taught as a substitute here in the '90s, and it looked like a pretty good school district, in terms of what I was expected to teach. The kids always wanted to hear what I did in the service, as a distraction from getting educated by the substitute. It didn't work.
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21-08-2016, 02:20 PM (This post was last modified: 21-08-2016 02:23 PM by Gloucester.)
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(21-08-2016 02:14 PM)Fireball Wrote:  That STEM volunteer idea sounds interesting. Once I get a little more time, I may approach the local school district about that. I taught as a substitute here in the '90s, and it looked like a pretty good school district, in terms of what I was expected to teach. The kids always wanted to hear what I did in the service, as a distraction from getting educated by the substitute. It didn't work.

Check out their website, https://www.stem.org.uk if you haven't already done do. It may give you ideas and leverage.

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21-08-2016, 02:21 PM
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STEM is huge here in the school district where we live. My older granddaughter and bonus granddaughter both attend school here.

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