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  •  We have middle schoolers learning things we didn't (1+ / 0-)
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    touch on until high school, back in the 1970's.  I know we didn't cover the Periodic Table until high school chem, but we're expecting 6th graders to have a good foundation in it.  And, our 8th graders know it and balance equations, as well.  We'll be doing angular momentum in 8th grade physics, this year, and we didn't do that until 11th grade physics when I was in school.

    I hear from many parents that they feel pretty lost trying to help their kids with their homework, nowadays.  Even college grads sometimes struggle if math and science were not their major.  

    Maybe this is why so many parents are pleased with their childrens' actual teachers?  They are seeing the real rigor that their children are experiencing in their schools.  When they hear the propaganda that "our entire school system is broken," it must be a disconnect for them.  Maybe they think that only their school is providing the enriched curriculum and every other school is broken.  

    It certainly is an interesting set of data, isn't it?

    Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

    by bkamr on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 01:47:48 PM PDT

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