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  •  And the homework is not relevant. (3+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, Joieau, elwior

    If it was primary document analysis or something that stimulated critical thinking I could support a ton of homework. I do not support hours of "notes" that they take from their textbook and making 500 notecards that they will never use. The homework is ridiculous and a complete waste of time.

    Compared to the college history class I had him take from our local community college that required primary document analysis and didn't even have tests or quizzes. He learned 10x more from that class than he ever did in "AP."

    Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

    by voracious on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 01:17:31 PM PDT

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    •  I'm a big believer in (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Jim Domenico, starduster

      childhood. Kids should have a childhood, not be tied to books and paperwork unless that happens to be their forte. My 'gifteds' were naturally gifted - passed tests with really great scores, even if they never saw anything about said subjects. Good test-takers, not genuine bookworms.

      I was a good test-taker too. Like my daughter and grandson, I was reading at 6th grade level when I got to kindergarten. If you can read well (understand or know how and where to find out the meaning of words and concepts), you can learn anything you want to learn. At any time in your life. Just by doing the work to find the information you need. Need maths too, good overview of history long and short term, quite a lot of science. Gifted individuals will get that, or go find it.

      There's lots of stuff kids get to do in their off time that are darned educational all by themselves. All about the big world they live in, and the strictures their society puts on the world they live in. The ability to be ultimately adaptable (a survival trait) depends on some grasp of these things, and the difference between them. Climb an apple tree. Closely examine the life forms in your local swimming hole. Help care for baby cows, sheep, horses, chickens, guinea pigs, dogs and/or cats. Simply being exposed will teach you stuff about biological reproduction! Seek things to learn, then learn them.

      The current state of human civilization is so fragmented and so specialized that it's scary. If/when any circumscribed cubicle of it falls apart or goes away, everybody in those cubicles is left totally without solid foundation to stand on, look for where next they might go. We're all struggling to get by. Lots and lots of our neighbors are already holding on to flotsam as we sink, there's no rescue boats on the way. I'm going to be very, very disappointed in human civilization if we leave them to drown.

      ...but it looks a lot like that's exactly what's happening. God won't be forgiving us for that, if there is a He/She/It/Them. If there's not, we probably deserve to go extinct...

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