posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 10:04 PM
reply to post by crucified
When you have teachers refering to WWII as "World War Eleven" or the premise that NOT teaching kids about how history actually played out, but make
it a "teaching opportunity" by talking about "how the people felt" instead of "most of them thought it was armagedeon". It's not really the
people who went to or go to public school that I percieve as a REAL problem, it's what the teach! and waht the teach isn't history! I think our kids
are better served by letting them know that MOST of what they see going on in the world on the international scale, is basically nothing more, than
the "ripples" left on the global id from the period of human history that changed EVERYTHING for EVERYBODY on the planet at the same time. And I
think that's a tragedy. For instance, my next door neighbors daughter who is a Junior in high school didn't understand the concept of AXIS/ALLIES
nor the phrase "WARSAW PACT". I went to a public school. IT WAS BORING! I went to a catholic school growing up, it was PAINFULL, but INSTRUCTIVE. As
in all things, I'm sure there is the occasional public school, or teacher or admin puke that is a good person, that does make a difference, and at
least doesn't just mail it in. But that is the excpetion, not the rule. When your kid get suspended for screaming "Kiss My A%#" because her history
teacher just said "the Native Americans got EXACTLY what they deserved" from the Europeans, when your discussing the "first" thanksgiving, and the
"Dean of Students" formerly called a principal, I guess there's more scrathc in a job with the title "Dean"! looks your kid right in the eye and
telss her "Your not going to college out of high school, so we're really, JUST WASTING OUR TIME ON YOU" ? I hope I make my point. I don't know if
you have kids, but I have had kids, who went to public schools, and with a few, VERY FEW exceptions, they haven't gotten any better. But I did
notice, the public schools in out of the way places we've lived, were ALWAYS better than the ones in large metropolitan areas like D.C. and Denver.
Seems the more money the school system gets, the more it SUCKS! (We should build a government just like that, don't you think?) Maybe I shouldn't
paint "public school graduates" or public school employees with such a broad brush. I will try and do better. But you must agree, there is some
merit to the points i gave you here, and if not?
I could care less! All my kids have 1) Jobs 2) Confidence 3) Reverence for those things and those people that have preceeded them 4) Know the Quality
of Mercy 5) Own they're own places! So, thanks public schools, at least when it comes to my kids, you did ok. Just remember. It was team work. My
kids weren't intimidated by the school system, but Mom? Don't get me started !