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We spent last evening at school. I am overjoyed at my childs’ assigned teachers. But I wonder why so many of her classmates from last year are in a different class from her. I would have thought if they were mixing the grades up for better social growth, etc. there would not be a 74% carryover from one teacher to another. And why was my child culled out?
I find it amusing that for whatever reason the school can call a meeting, they do, and they have you sign in. Because parental involvement = higher scores. Higher scores = more funding. Funding = job security. So boy, oh boy, do we have meeting after meeting after event, the plate is full to entice you to attend more.
I do not profess to understand all the tenantsof “no child left behind”. But what I do know, I don’t like. I am in favor of public education, homeschooling, and unschooling equally. I am glad that there are private academies, Christian schools, and other religion based facilities. I am not in favor of guidelines determining how my child will be classified. I am not happy that there are still divided reading groups after all these decades of reform. I am confused as to why we are still, as a country, so far behind others in academics.
Now I am off my soapbox. Agree, agree to disagree, have no opinion. Its all okay.
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