Friday Fun

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Registered: 02-21-2013
Friday Fun
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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:38pm

Seems like there are a lot of new posters, introductions?.....

-what does your poster name mean?

-what is your favorite room in your house?

-what is your favorite sandwich?

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Avatar for jamblessedthree
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:01pm

Ok, Thanks.  That clears up the whys IYE. 

 

 

Avatar for rollmops2009
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:02pm

"I was never really all that concerned about "school success" for either of my kids. It never was my goal that they succeed at whatever the curriculum de jour happened to be. Rather, I wanted them to have the best education possible ..."

Ditto, most of the important stuff I taught her myself anyway.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:02pm
Nice Jams, really nice. Yes, we all make choices that we believe are best for our kids. The question is, why do some choices bring out so much hostility in other posters? I mean really. You've insinuated by kids are entitled and think the world revolves around them, presumably because they've been to Europe a few times. And yet you object to "personal remarks." I just don't understand.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:03pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Because test rats aren't offnesive to those whose kids aren't in the schools..  But it's nice to read one kid is back, Seriously. </p><p>Edited for spelling correction, Also ato add the conviction that school success really isn't about the school but the kid..  Have at it!:-)</p>

I'm  not following you here, test rats?  Like in a lab where companies do tests on them for their products?  While I think that is wrong, I'm not getting the connection between test rats and public/private schools.

I think overall school success depends on so many things: teachers, school, community, staff, area and so forth, not just the kids.  Kids success depends on so many things too and can happen in the worst of schools just as kids failures can happen in the best of schools.

PumpkinAngel

Avatar for BeaArthurisMyReligion
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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:04pm

Thanks! will do - we have two Coach outlets within 40 minutes of us in two directions so that would be great.. that's how we got her the wristlet last Christmas...

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:06pm

My kids love learning.  I am not concerned with grades, so much as I am with my kids having critical thinking skills and having the ability to learn something that interest them, or that is somehow important to them and their lives (occupationally or personally).  I have one child that is a B/C student, and who works her a$$ off.  The others are mostly A students.  My kids are fairly average, and I'm okay with that.

I will admit to the fact that we don't have the means for private school, so that's never been an option.  I would have liked to have had an option at different times over the years.....but we just do the best we can with what we've got.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:06pm

And to note here, you can't confuse hostility with debate.  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:09pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Uhm, Just recognizing that schools have been a topic for debate here...  Plenty of times!  Save the personal stuff for someone else, We all make choices that are best for our children (or so I would hope).</p>

I wouldn't even go that far, some posters have tried to debate the choices of others for their kids and make it personal but that doesn't mean that there has been debate between private and public schools.  We all do try and make the best choices for our kids and most times its only a few posters that try and make it personal.  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:11pm

Disagreement does not equal hate.
Debate does not equal hostility.

Seems so basic, yet many people are easily confused.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:13pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Don't ask me then, "Test rats" come from somebody who is very anti-state tests and that was the word for them.. way back when!

I don't recall anyone ever using that word but still in that context, no I don't see how that would be offensive to parents who choose public school.  You are confusing issues, being against state testing doesn't mean that one doesn't like public school, it means they don't like state mandated testing.  I am against the testing they do in my state (and no, I didn't use that word that I recall) I am very much in support of public school in general.  

PumpkinAngel

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