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Education Reform by Loretto on 3 October 2011 2:49pm
 
Last week NBC did Education Nation week at Rockefeller Center in NY. There's no doubt about it, education is in need of change. The question is though, where do we start? Here is something I wrote for a class recently. We've all gone through school and experienced education, so I'd love to get your feed back on this. Thanks.

http://breisebreiseleighgoleire1969.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/education-product-and-measurement/
 
Re: Education Reform by Ken Dunn on 1 December 2011 4:27am
 
Your item looks a bit long for me to read just now but I think that recent education reform has been misplaced because teachers in some schools are taking so much grief from their pupils that they are having difficulty doing their job right. For me education begins at home and parental input, like teaching manners and respect for other people, is nearly more important than what can be done at schools.
 
Re: Education Reform by Loretto on 1 December 2011 12:00pm
 
Thanks Ken. Good point. I was educated by the Sisters of No Mercy. Inevitably someone got beaten daily with a "bata" which translates as beating stick. This was common practice in Ireland though at most schools. I agree that parents need to be more involved, but some parents take things too far. Just watched a report on TV called ungodly discipline, parents beat their adopted daughter to death because she had difficulty pronouncing a word in her lesson book! I don't know how a parent could do that!
 
Re: Education Reform by Ken Dunn on 1 December 2011 6:48pm
 
Yes, Loretto, parental control must be exercised with the correct parental control.
 
Re: Education Reform by tucsonmike on 12 December 2011 1:50am
 
A friend and I are talking about writing a book about it, strictly from a laymans point of view.
 
Re: Education Reform by Loretto on 12 December 2011 2:26am
 
Would love to hear more about that Mike. A friend of mine who is a middle school principal self published called 11 ways not to raise a brat! Catchy title?

Sometimes I think that Dr. Spock made parents over think parenting and abandon all common sense.

Then you have guys like John Rosemond who wrote The Five Point Plan to Raising Happy and Healthy Kids, my favorite parenting book
actually, and you realize these guys are all making bug money out of common sense
techniques! When and why did parents abandon
common sense? Is it just my generation? Seriously! I had a parent in my office a few years ago and we were setting up an evaluation for her son who had a speech impediment. After explaining the process to her I asked her if everything was clear. She nodded and then turned to her son and asked him if he had understood everything and was okay with the evaluation....he was 3 years old!!!!!!
 
Re: Education Reform by Sonny Syde on 12 December 2011 12:16pm
 
Bringing up a child ? It's simple. Show them love and don't worry about their future. Your love will make their future.
 
Re: Education Reform by Sonny Syde on 12 December 2011 12:29pm
 
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Re: Education Reform by Loretto on 12 December 2011 5:59pm
 
Never mind, oh well.
 
Re: Education Reform by Sonny Syde on 12 December 2011 11:16pm
 
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