posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:41 PM
As a mother of three children in the California public school system, I have no trouble with them teaching tolerance. However, with as many things
that are cut, due to spending more time focusing on learning how to take tests, what are they going to cut, to fit this in? I don't think my children
are learning half of the things I learned in their respective grades. I will often bring up subjects with my son who is in Jr. High and he'll tell
me, "No, we didn't learn that, I am sure I'll learn it in high school." *faceplam* Perhaps, they are saving even the things I learned in 2nd grade
for high school, but I some how doubt that.
When I was in school we actually learned penmanship and cursive. My son going into 5th grade says they have gone over it and learned some, but if I
write something to him in cursive he can't read it yet. I remember doing cursive in 3rd grade not 5th. I do my best to stay on top of things and
fill in the blanks where the schools are failing, but sometimes you forget certain things until it comes up in a conversation, or something else
reminds you of it.
I often hear about teachers complain about the lack of parental involvement, but I'll tell you what, 50% of the teachers get annoyed when I try to
get involved. I don't think its that they don't want me involved, but that they just don't have the time, because they have to many students to
Sorry for the rant, my whole point is, where are they going to fit this in? Cut more of the basics for unnecessary stuff?