Testing Culture in Public Schools

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Testing Culture in Public Schools
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Sat, 03-22-2014 - 8:03pm

Now that conservative commentator Michelle Malkin is all up in arms about excessive testing and our school children being used as lab rats, do you suppose I'll be forgiven for seeing and naming the issue a decade ago?<http://m.columbiatribune.com/opinion/columnists/revolt-against-the-testing-tyrants/article_8e237030-b167-11e3-9846-10604b9f6eda.html>

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Sun, 03-23-2014 - 5:36pm
No, that's not true. I have never condemned anyone else's choices for their children. I am a firm believer in educational choice. I've been pretty patient with your rants, lies, and insinuations about my choices, too , although I've never been clear about why, if you wanted to know what I thought about an issue, you didn't just ask me. As for making things up, no, I'm not doing that. The National Cinol of Educational Statistics confirms the trend toward parents choosing alternatives to traditional education for their children. More than 1/4 of the parents of 2013 kindergarten-2nd grade kids have chosen private, homeschool, or alternative public schools for their children. Source: NCES
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Sun, 03-23-2014 - 5:53pm

You mean national council for education? Gee, Are you on your iphone again or what? Lol..  I am behind a lot of revamping of the educational system and I am totally supportive of funding programs that start at the preschool level.  Having said that, There is nothing b/w a parents choice to home school/private school/charter school that is remotely close to the attacks you've had about public schools over the years. I may have to do my thesis on this, I mean really, You're a prime example of how switching schools ins't the answer.....  

Let me know if the same email address you used for my daughter's jdrf team is the same email address I can use to ask you personal stuff, thank you!  

 

 

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Sun, 03-23-2014 - 5:54pm
I am on my I-Phone and have vision impairment (cataracts) that makes it difficult to see what I have typed, and this format makes it difficult to correct a mistake when I see it. I mean "National Council for Educational Statistics." I am sorry that you don't want to discuss the issue rationally but would rather make up things about my position and try to attack my children. That's shameful, but there is nothing I can do about it.
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Sun, 03-23-2014 - 5:56pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>You mean national council for education? Gee, Are you on your iphone again or what? Lol..  I am behind a lot of revamping of the educational system and I am totally supportive of funding programs that start at the preschool level.  Having said that, There is nothing b/w a parents choice to home school/private school/charter school that is remotely close to the attacks you've had about public schools over the years. I may have to do my thesis on this, I mean really, You're a prime example of how switching schools ins't the answer.....  </p><p>Let me know if the same email address you used for my daughter's jdrf team is the same email address I can use to ask you personal stuff, thank you!  </p>
.  My e-mail address is public, but I won't be answering private questions from you no matter what platform you use to ask them.

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Sun, 03-23-2014 - 6:02pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;You mean national council for education? Gee, Are you on your iphone again or what? Lol..  I am behind a lot of revamping of the educational system and I am totally supportive of funding programs that start at the preschool level.  Having said that, There is nothing b/w a parents choice to home school/private school/charter school that is remotely close to the attacks you've had about public schools over the years. I may have to do my thesis on this, I mean really, You're a prime example of how switching schools ins't the answer.....  &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Let me know if the same email address you used for my daughter's jdrf team is the same email address I can use to ask you personal stuff, thank you!  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>.  My e-mail address is public, but I won't be answering private questions from you no matter what platform you use to ask them.</p>

Oh fudge, I'm so hurt.  But likewise, Stop looking up me and my kids too.  

 

 

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Sun, 03-23-2014 - 6:06pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;You mean national council for education? Gee, Are you on your iphone again or what? Lol..  I am behind a lot of revamping of the educational system and I am totally supportive of funding programs that start at the preschool level.  Having said that, There is nothing b/w a parents choice to home school/private school/charter school that is remotely close to the attacks you've had about public schools over the years. I may have to do my thesis on this, I mean really, You're a prime example of how switching schools ins't the answer.....  &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Let me know if the same email address you used for my daughter's jdrf team is the same email address I can use to ask you personal stuff, thank you!  &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;.  My e-mail address is public, but I won't be answering private questions from you no matter what platform you use to ask them.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Oh fudge, I'm so hurt.  But likewise, Stop looking up me and my kids too.  </p>
.  My position on my right to use the internet as I see fit hadn't changed, either, Jambles.  If you keep putting up public pleas for people to help you out in your causes, I'll help (or not) as I see fit.

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Sun, 03-23-2014 - 6:22pm
Seriously, though, and getting back to the issue, I am really glad that disparate voices are being raised in protest of the travesty against our children that's been going on for far too long.
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Mon, 03-24-2014 - 2:18am
Bord, that is interesting about increasing numbers of parents opting out of public school for their children. The endless testing is no doubt part of that move. Back when I had to decide (many moons ago), the biggest issue for me was that, at the time, the fashion was to avoid "drill" and "authoritarian" teaching. Children in our local publics were encouraged to "construct" their language from scratch, to the point that children were expected to start writing without having been taught any letters first. So, I was looking at having to teach spelling, grammar and math facts at home after school. The prospect was not terribly appealing, and I can understand why a lot of parents just decide to homeschool FT, when faced with those kinds of situations. However, as far as I can understand most schools have gone back to teaching some semblance of spelling, grammar and math, which is good.
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Mon, 03-24-2014 - 7:05am

The whole language movement does seem to have mostly run its course.  The latest ideas seem to be well-intentioned but developmentally inappropriate for the youngest children.  That surprises me.  

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Mon, 03-24-2014 - 8:56am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>Now that conservative commentator Michelle Malkin is all up in arms about excessive testing and our school children being used as lab rats, do you suppose I'll be forgiven for seeing and naming the issue a decade ago?&lt;http://m.columbiatribune.com/opinion/columnists/revolt-against-the-testing-tyrants/article_8e237030-b167-11e3-9846-10604b9f6eda.html&gt;</p>

No, of course not...bias debating and all that.