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Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-19 12:40||
#4 Assuming Trump is re-elected, I'd like to see the educrat crowd have their PATCO moment on November 4th.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-07-19 14:29||
#5 I'd like to see all instruction go online with a national curricula tailored to those with different abilities and neighborhood practical learning and testing centers to insure honesty. In the end, students would graduate with a better match of their abilities and job prospects.
And that it would lower property taxes by >50% would be great boost to national wealth.
Posted by Cromoth Sheatch5463 2020-07-19 16:28||
#6 For the children of the poor and those of high-stress households, the school building is often the safest space in their lives. Nor are they likely to have — or be able to keep for very long — the computers, etc necessary to be able to do on-line schooling.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-19 16:39||
#7 TW, I went to those poor schools. They are NOT the safest places for kids. It IS the high stress place for the day, esp for the "new minorities" in urban schools.
As far as keeping those laptops, those families already keep more desirable cell phone, tablets, HDTVs, iPODs and sneakers. In addition, the educational laptops can be restricted in read only firmware to what IP numbers they can visit or locked out when reported stolen, making them worthless to resell.
Posted by Cromoth Sheatch5463 2020-07-19 17:17||
#8 I yield to your greater expertise, Cromoth Sheatch5463, as mine has been a sheltered life. Since you are here, you clearly turned out all right — I’m very glad.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-19 21:01||
#9 I think the brighter kids will do better with self study as they can devote more time to studies, esp subject that interest them. The average kids will also do better since, by separation, there won't be the peer pressure to "act black, brown, stupid, ...". The below average should study a curriculum appropriate to their intellectual level, not the college prep curriculum that now rules grades 6-12. Find something that interests them and steer them to trades and internships so they are work ready upon graduation. Gives them a chance at a decent chance life and cuts down on crime.
I'm not saying that there shouldn't be teachers, just different and fewer that the lecture/test/grade hamster wheel. I concede that for young kids (<9-10) do need more hands on instruction and for working mothers it is free day care (very important). After that, whether at home or a modified class room, they will learn more since they won't have to act out for their peers (and shouldn't be tolerated by the proctor, separate them).
I'm saying go toward a more mentor relationship. Keep the kids focused and honest, answer their questions and ask questions / show how to extend their horizons a bit. A more Aristotelian approach to education?
Posted by Cromoth Sheatch5463 2020-07-19 22:13||