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This is more proof that American's school system is failing children and going to create a situation where nobody is qualified to run the country in 30 years.
Isn't that part of the problem?
The Texas State Board of Education spends more time vetting text books for the ideals they wish to push than concentrating on the basics.
And where goes Texas, so goes the nation.
How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us
Originally posted by Wildbob77
When you decide to have children, you have the responsibility That comes with being a parent. One of those responsibilities is that you raise them so they can live up to their potential.
In terms of education, it's way to easy to blame the school system for your children's failure. We monitored our children's progress when they were in school. We found that the teachers were enthusiastic about teaching but we also helped our kids.
First example, when our kids were pretty young, we didn't think that there was enough emphasis on multiplication tables. We made flash cards and played with our kids so they learned their multiplication tables very early in life. Both of my kids finished calculus in high school.
Second example. We read to our kids nightly until they were old enough to read to themselves. We didn't watch much TV and both our kids became readers. The world is much easier if you are a proficient reader.
I think that it is up to the parents to make sure that their kids are developing the skills that they will need later in life. You can't just assume that the schools will take care of this.