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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 04:56 PM

4. They don't want critical thinkers with individuality.

They want programmable units that they can control from cradle to grave.

I was stunned to recently discover that recess has been drastically cut back. Recess! How do you teach kids who have not been allowed to work off kid energy? We had three recesses when I was a kid.

We no longer let our kids be kids. We fill their time with extra curricular activities & think in terms of future resumes. I watch friends shuttle their kids from one event to another & the parents split up on weekends to cover it all. There is always relief when one kid turns 16 & can drive themselves & help with the shuttling.

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