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  •  Logistical issue .... (5+ / 0-)
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    elfling, kyril, worldlotus, Mgleaf, madhaus

    ... although when my daughter was in school, pre-school to senior in high school... what I came to believe was that most of the school 'rules or issues' did not benefit the student or the parents or the teachers. I questioned a lot of stuff during those years... and I really never got answers that made sense for any of the above (students, parents, teachers). And I found it was the same with the PTSA groups.

    I'm not trying to blame anyone ... but I think the problem is that all of it is piecemeal... a system that was never 'designed', just years of accumulated history, habits, issues, problems and solutions. Each one with ramifications and side-effects that were never expected.

    •  Keep asking the questions, politely (4+ / 0-)
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      Bernie68, kyril, worldlotus, madhaus

      it's good to remind people that just because "we've always done it that way" doesn't have to guide the future.

      I like to ask my questions by saying something like, "You are the expert for our school and I'm not saying it has to change if you've got a reason, but have you thought about why we do X that way and consulted with the staff to see if it's still a good idea?"

      Of course, the downside is that you may find yourself on the school board. <grin>

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 04:40:33 PM PST

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