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So this is only part of what I'm dealing with in the social media page of the town my school is in.

NHjulie 8 Nov 27
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Sorry everyone. Just needed to vent .

NHjulie Level 8 Nov 27, 2019
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Politics and religion bad mix

bobwjr Level 10 Nov 27, 2019

Absolutely! I don't know what will happen if they try and bring it in. There are about 1000-1500 people who vote in the town. It wouldn't take a lot to shift the tide.

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I could have gotten behind that if it weren't for the "amen" part. It's not an untrue statement, but leave your religious bs out of it.

Kynlei Level 8 Nov 27, 2019

Who do you think the schools have been taken over by that they need to be taken back?

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Schools are horrible these days... Under funded and incompetent teachers....how can America compete with the rest of the world? I was homeschooled and I'll homeschool my children as well...

There are some incompetent teachers for sure, but the vast majority are not. Society has changed, We are no longer supported by parents, instead we are the enemy. If their child fails, it is always the teacher's fault, never the child's. Plus children are no longer allowed to fail. Even if they have an F in every class, didn't show up half the time and didn't do the majority of assignments, they are promoted to the next grade. There is no accountability. Why should they value anything if you don't give it value? I could go on and on.

I have always thought home-schooling was/is a huge cop out.
Unless there's a medical reason for a kid not to be able to attend school, I think they should GO to school.

@KKGator how is it a cop out? The child gets one on one attention without distractions and the result is a better education... Cop out how?

@NHjulie well, I don't agree with those that blame the teachers 100%.. The child does have some responsibility but he / she is still a child and the parents should become more involved... So, there's plenty of blame to go around...

@Cutiebeauty If you haven't been in a school for say the last 10 years or so, at least in the one I am in, it is completely different. Kids brains are changing due to technology. Take a look around a restaurant, 99% of children are on devices. In a car, same thing. Children can not sit still, focus, have conversations, basically anything without that device. Then we are supposed take them for 6 1/2 hours and allow them to learn. Add to that all the trauma kids are going through. From homelessness, instability in their family lives, the opiod crises, parents working a gazillion hours. Then base our teaching capability by the results of one test. In our case, our school chose different standards than what our state test is based on. Set up for failure at every level. As far as home schooling, what percent of parents can stay home and also are qualified to actually teach?

@NHjulie yes, I agree with all you've said here... There are alternatives to public school alone... After school learning centers... Drop off your child twice a week for a couple hours.. The parents can help the child with their homework everyday... If they only cared to...

@Cutiebeauty That's one of the biggest issues. We are becoming a society that has takes no personal responsibility for most anything.

@NHjulie Which is precisely how I see home-schooling. People didn't like their public schools. So, instead of actually DOING something to force improvements, they decided to throw their hands up, yank their kids out, and decide they could just do it better themselves. Screw everyone else's children. Screw taking responsibility and doing their part to fix a broken system.
Blame government. Blame teachers. Blame crappy School Boards and administrators.

Yeah, home-schooling, charter schools, and the like, are nothing more than parents refusing to work to change a broken system because they're "too busy", or it's "too hard", or "too broken", or "I can afford to send my child to a private/parochial school, where they will learn what I want them to learn".
That is most definitely NOT taking personal responsibility.

@KKGator And then demanding public money taken from the public schools to help fund them. I can remember a young teacher who was teaching in a small Catholic school, tell me about a student she had in class. He just couldn't sit still. He was always just wiggling and moving around. She thought to herself about how he just shouldn't be in her school, it wasn't the right "fit" for him. Public schools educate everyone. Period. With less and less money and more and more responsibility. I predict there is going to be a massive teacher exodus during the next few years and we will be up sh@%$"s creek. Already happening in many states.

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First question: who's "we"?

The voters.

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Reintroducing the Media Fairness Act wouldn't hurt either (not sure of the actual name)

Agreed, but there are so many other issues involved.

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