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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
I work in a public school. The entire system is created to produce productive workers, and to weed out any undesirables(outside the box thinkers, challengers of authority etc). There is not other way around it.
The truly scary trend is schools advocation of medication. If a child shows any types of "behavior issues"(usually the questioning of authority), they are immediately singled out, put into special ed (most schools have some variation of the department I work in, called the behavioral learning center).
Most of these kids have absolutely the worst homelives imaginable, from multiple abusive homes to being bounced around foster families to straight up abandonment, and the school's solution is to assign them to a district psychologist who works with THOUSANDS (literally) of students, who spends 15 or so minutes with them, and then suggests medication.
Originally posted by PolarityHorizon
I'm definitely doing the research about home school. Oh, and I've also learned that you can enroll your kids in public school where they learn over the internet!! It's just like online college classes, but for grades K-12.