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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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 12:52pm

my life experience has shown me that while SOME kids who were the 'best and brightest' have gone on to lead many have not and many of the 'leaders' I see around me were frankly average run of the mill students in their teens and in college. My brother is a great example, a C student in high school, a c student in colelge, and a mediocre law student has been the head of the criminial divison of the RI Attorney Generals office for years and is in line to be a judge someday. In his teens no one ever could have seen this coming, it's who he is that makes him a leader, not what his grades were in school.

I got a D in Algebra II in high school and I was still named one of 40 under 40 young leaders shaping NH severl years ago as well as admitted into our states highly competitive Leadership NH program -- my grades in school were mezza mezza -- leaders come in all sizes and types and will all different kinds of grade point averages -- being a whiz in high school doesn't guarantee future leadership just as failing chemistry isn't a harbinger of future failure in life.

and please don't give me a nother study to read, you and I both know how I feel about those ;-)

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 3:01pm

It's actually a way to keep the gap between the haves and have nots because the children of the have nots often don't have the support for homework to be effective anyway."


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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 4:40pm
I agree with you that French students have lots of
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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 4:41pm

"It is a shame that our best and brightest are not taken care of in our schools."


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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 4:42pm

Amen!


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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 4:43pm
The kids I think get lost in my own city's school system are the kids who are wonderfully normally typically...AVERAGE, they're not setting the world on fire with their smarts nor are they in need of special assistance.... they just kinda.... plug along...you know?
"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 4:54pm

That's exactly what I hear about the district we live in. My kids go to private and

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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 7:03pm

That's my experience...


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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 7:08pm

Exactly....


My dd11 has had a bit of a hard time with this.

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Sun, 03-23-2008 - 7:11pm

I have

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