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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 03:00 AM

13. Kind of like the apple concept

One or two bad ones spoil the whole bushel. Already discipline problems for middle and early high schoolers makes learning difficult for students. I would rather address the needs of those students than students who do not care to attend. I also support alternative paths to learning (my daughter's friend is switching to Homeschooling next year as a Junior because she does not like attending school - I admire her parents for accomodating the needs of their child). We have an alternative High School, but I do not have a clue what goes on in it. After one year at the High School my rising 11th grader is ready for full-time college. She is taking Chemistry this summer at the local University. She is tired of being treated like a child. My rising 9th grader keeps playing with the idea of full-time Home Schooling (she was Homeschooled 1/3 of the time this past two years).

What the school system tries to do is hold students back from accomplishing their goals. My daughter's other friend was prevented from taking the AP English classes because she will be an 11th grader next year. Her mom does not have the resources I have to just send my daughter to college and bypass the B.S. Another teacher complained about allowing students to accelerate at the middle school in Science requiring the addition of another section of Biology. She also complained about having many kids (including my daughter) who do not take science classes at the High School in 11th and 12th grade.

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