Elementry school homework?

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Elementry school homework?
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Fri, 03-14-2008 - 11:16am

This is an issue that effects both SAH and WOH.

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 10:24am
It's definitely
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 10:36am

Many of the countries the US is being compared do not teach ALL the students. They send many off to trade school and others. For example, in Germany only about 20% of the students go to Gymnasium (however, the last time I looked 80% of the money went to Gymnasium). Plus the US is huge and diverse. If we wanted to look at apples to apples wrt Europe we would have to include countries like Romania where HS is not publicly funded.

There are definitely pockets of public schools systems in the US that rival any in the world.

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 11:18am

I was only looking at countries that have a significant percentage of foreign nationals working here in professional

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 2:01pm

How convenient. I thought the UK system sorted kids out prior to HS- similar to the Germans. Could you link me to a site that indicates that Japan, the UK and France have the highest number of professional foreign nationals? - I was not aware that they were the top three.

BTW, in your post to which I replied you may absolutely no mention that you were ONLY comparing the US to the above three countries. How was I to know that "other countries" meant ONLY Japan, UK and France?




Edited 3/22/2008 2:04 pm ET by tryingtoquit
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Sat, 03-22-2008 - 9:30pm
That's funny.
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Registered: 12-26-2007
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 10:05pm

That is only part of the difference.

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Sat, 03-22-2008 - 10:10pm
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Registered: 01-13-2004
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 10:19pm

I think your view point may be dependent upon your school district. Our school district does a wonderful job at challenging the gifted child. Unfortunately I think they fall short with children that have special needs.


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Registered: 12-26-2007
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 10:27pm
They will be the ones who lead.
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Registered: 12-26-2007
Sat, 03-22-2008 - 10:31pm

Here it's the other way around.

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