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Jenni Chalmers December 10, 2013 at 10:41 am
Yeah, I pulled them out to homeschool! The emphasis on making judgment and forming arguments at suchRead More a young age is not developmentally appropriate. Kids should not be doing this until the dialectic stage of learning, usually around 7th-9th grades. And eliminating classical literature from the curriculum to replace it with factual data is a very anemic approach to learning. There is so much that children absorb through the art of story (e.g., vocabulary, grammar, character values, just to name a few) that will be absent from this type of education. I loved our public school community but b/c of CCSS, I am so glad we are homeschooling!
Little Mozarts 4FUN August 30, 2013 at 10:16 am
Can't say I'm surprised test results have dropped at the middle school. My daughter's star test forRead More math came back with NO grade even though she sat the test and put her name on the paper ( which is part of a booklet with her name on it ). I've heard of others that had their results delievered in torn envelopes and some that havent even had results yet. Something fishy is going on if you ask me and I now give no weight to the silly test.
Sunshine May 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm
I took MANY classes with Sandy whenever they were offered. I always hated history so dreaded thatRead More mandated component of my education. Someone told me Sandy was a blast and to try one of his little weekend classes. I started with "The History of the Forest of Nisene Marks" and was hooked! He is a fantastic teacher that makes everything he is talking about come to life and his enthusiasm is infectious! Any class that includes walking around in a forest all day and ends with a beer is alright by me! Thanks for all the fabulous memories and learning experiences Sandy!