Waiting For Superman

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Waiting For Superman
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:49pm

I'm embarrassed to admit that the Oprah show is on my TV as I write this.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:37pm

Oprah's on at 4:00 and it's 3:53.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 7:00pm

Caught it at 4:35 when I got home. Was watching and she said, "there is no one answer" I said back to the tv of course, yes there is: "support the parents properly so the kids come to us with a willingness to learn and I promise you'll get better results"



Then of course several charter schools were praised and won money from the angel network, but Oprah did say that not all charters work, the same that not all public schools are failing.



And then one of the schools featured bragged that the kids have a long extended school day and that the teachers can be called by the students on the cell phone until 11pm at night.



So keep them in school longer and take away that teacher's time with their own families to raise other people's kids. So the teacher will save her class and her own kids will end up in jail cause she was at work with SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD until the middle of the night. Give me a break!!



Support and require more from parents. They are the key. I've never failed a child whose parently was PROPERLY involved. Never ever. That is a fact. When a parent cared and made sure the child was in school, had the right attitude about education and worked hard, I have never failed a kid like that. Hmmm, deep concept huh??



Anyway, when I have my school, it will be private. Because there is a universal rule, anything you pay for, you invest in more. Anything that is given freely is often not treasured as much. Very few of us really know how to treasure real gifts.



Think about it!! How many people put time into their CARS but allow their relationships to fall apart. So if you pay for your schooling, you will be a tad bit more invested.



I've worked at a private school and even though those parents were "special" too, I met them all, and they at least showed up for parent teacher conferences.



Since I've worked public and charter, I've never had a full class of parents show up for anything, PERIOD!!.



Okay, I'm shutting up!!



GT39



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Registered: 11-18-2008
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 11:55am

"A child's ability to progress in school is directly related to the ability of the child's teacher!"

Wow, was she saying that the onus is solely on the teacher then??? Or am I misreading that? It seems like a child's ability to progress is not only based on the teacher, but parental support, good health, proper nutrition, and on and on.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 4:28pm

Kelly, let me give you one of my "me-isms" about education.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 4:36pm

She said this when talking to the admin from Washington DC who was bragging, or trying to explain, why she fired her own daughter's teacher.

Sherry