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  •  The uninvolved parents I know (1+ / 0-)
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    Are not at all disinterested. They don't have the time to be as involved with either the school or their children's progress that would be desirable. And they don't have the skills to be effective in supporting their child's education.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 09:30:18 AM PST

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    •  Time. . . skills. . . money. . . resources. .. (0+ / 0-)

      And the schools are doing what to help bridge these difficulties? How do some of these parents have time and skills and money to support a charter movement and not to get whatever it is they want from the current school?

      If they are being duped, who is educating them? If the school could do better, work with the parents to solve the problems they are complaining about, how are they doing that?

      •  Is that the school's job? (0+ / 0-)

        Bridging those difficulties? Getting mom a decent paying job, with decent hours, closer to home than a 90 minute bus ride each way; for example?

        As for this:
        "How do some of these parents have time and skills and money to support a charter movement and not to get whatever it is they want from the current school?" They can't get what they want from the current school because it has too many of "those" kids. The kids whose moms are working two jobs and spending three hours a day on the bus, and the kids who are......tannish. You know -"those" kids.

        from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

        by Catte Nappe on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 01:17:05 PM PST

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        •  Is that (0+ / 0-)

          supposed to be a satisfactory answer to the parent who is unhappy with the way her child's school is (not) working for her child? If so, try again. Otherwise, she's going to head over to that charter school meeting where they will promise her the sky. (Delivery not necessarily included.)

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