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Response to d_r (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:46 AM

6. Bingo

I wasn't read shirted, I was just born in December. I was always one of the oldest in my class. Can't say it really gave me an educational benefit. Strangely, I always had this social feeling that I was "older" than my classmates. I suspect it was more of a social/culture thing than an age thing. I was #6 of 7 children in the family and I had a tendency to be socially "older". I listened to "older" music. My first real girl friend was in a class ahead of me. By my junior year in High School I was so ready to be done and gone it wasn't funny.

I think you'll see more parents who are interested in this kind of strategizing choose to "home school" their kids instead. I've noticed an increase in home schooling, and not amongst the born again crowd, but among the college graduate/techincal professional crowd that wants a "better" education for their kid. (Really, they want more direct control of the curriculum).

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