Friday Fun

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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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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:51pm

My friend's DD got accepted to the (Rochester)Institute of Technology, She's a very bright girl and mom and dad are very proud, She attends the same suffering school my own attends. 

 


 


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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 1:59pm

Ok. Congrats to her. What's your point?

Rochester Institute of Technology is not MIT, right?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:00pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>My friend's DD got accepted to the (Rochester)Institute of Technology, She's a very bright girl and mom and dad are very proud, She attends the same suffering school my own attends. </p>

Great for your friends dd, really.  But why make this personal based on another posters comments about their school and their specific situation.  It's just different, don't keep score.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:01pm

I think the point was to keep score.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:05pm

PKA--I find it amusing that there are so many accusations about score keeping from the score keepers.

Jam--My statement about DS's potential high school certainly isn't a slam on public high schools, particularly since I'm a product of one of the high schools in this very district. Rather, it supported the point that our education decisions are based on what is best for the child at that given point in their lives. At this point, public school has served us well. But that may not always be the case and DH and I are prepared for that. If DS chooses to persue higher ed at a less competitive university, he'll stay in our perfectly acceptable public school. 

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:06pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>I think the point was to keep score.</p>

But how can you keep score comparing apples to oranges? 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:13pm
See, everybody gas different reasons for choosing the schools that they do. We wanted individualized instruction, smaller classes, and a more challenging curriculum for my older one when we moved him to private school. College acceptance seemed to be far in the future at that point. I don't doubt but that too students can manage to do well in adequate schools of almost any kind. There will be a handful of kids going to Ivy League schools from both our public high schools as well as the independent school from which my older son graduated.
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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:16pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I only remember bits and pieces of Tinder, But Yea, since this board has gone back to its original format it's tough to bring up old debates about posters that don't play here anymore, There were some pretty good ones too, Lol. </p>

 

This is so NOT the board's original format. If only. sigh.

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:17pm
Can't stand VB.

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:22pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
"Also ato add the conviction that school success really isn't about the school but the kid.. " Am I the only one who doesn't understand what this means? IMO, a successful school is one in which the students are engaged, learning, and having a positive learning experience. My youngest is in kindy. My biggest concern this year has been if she's enjoying school. Because if she loves school, she's more likely to love learning. And if she loves learning--in my mind, the battle is won. Grades are important to me, both for myself and the kids. But I want the grades to reflect their effort and ability. I expect As from DS b/c his ability is at that level. DD won't get grades until 4th grade, so at this point I don't know what I expect from her. But I've said that since I expect As from DS, I expect them from myself as well. Parents who take credit for their kids' academic success bug me. I didn't earn DS's grades any more than he earned my 4.0 last semester. His accomplishments are all his, not mine.

 

It means (I think) ... that if a kid does well in school the kid and his parents get ALL the credit.  The school didn't have anything to do with it.     and if a kid doens't do well in school, it is all the kid and his parents' fault and we should penalize the school by taking the kid out and sending him to private school instead.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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