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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 2:36pm

Do you think that schools now days are putting too much pressure on kids to be the smartest and the brightest or do you think that schools do not challenge kids enough?


the reason i ask this question is because ever since school had startes a few weeks ago my child has got nothing but math homework and pretty much the same kind

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 3:10pm

i don't think it's about all kids needing to be smart,bright more than it's about all kids at some same plateau/standard.

 

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 3:31pm

I don't know why a first grader needs math homework in the first place, but maybe that's just me.

My kids go to a school where I think they are academically challenged yet supported. They have homework, but none of it is pointless busywork.

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 4:30pm

I think that mindless, busy work, at any age, is inappropriate.

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 4:43pm

My kid had the same problem your kid is having. I spent all of elementary school listening to complaints about how dd's attitude sucked and how she could do so much better if she would only make an effort. I kept pointing out that since they were giving her all As, just where was she supposed to make this effort they kept yammering about. When she was bored in class, she used to work ahead in the math book. If the teacher caught her, she had to erase it all. Way to foster a good attitude, but whatever!

Whether a kid feels pushed or bored has quite a bit to do with the kid ;).

FWIW dd survived, attitude and all, and is one of the top students in her HS, especially in math and science.

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 5:09pm

I think there are schools going to extremes on either end.

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Fri, 09-25-2009 - 5:12pm

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Sat, 09-26-2009 - 6:38am
I think it depends on the school. I don't think it's possible to make blanket statements about schools in general; there are far too many variables.

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Sat, 09-26-2009 - 1:19pm

Depends on the school and the child. But the first 6 weeks or so of every school year is a review. That gives the teacher an idea of where each child is at and eases the students into new work. Dylan comes home every night the first 6 weeks of school saying how easy everything is and he doesn't want to do the work because it's too easy. Then around 6 weeks into school, his attitude changes from it's too easy to it's too hard because now he has to think about the work.

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Sat, 09-26-2009 - 4:13pm
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Sat, 09-26-2009 - 4:18pm
I don't understand how a teacher can make a child read for 30 minutes after an hour of homework.One would think tht the hour of homework would count as part of the reading seeing as how you have to read directions to do homework.my daughter likes it when she can read before bed she only reads for about 10 minutes which i think is plenty for a first grader

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