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  •  In theory no... but in practice... (0+ / 0-)

    We put their individual fledgling agency and natural love or learning up against a huge education-industrial bureaucracy which seems in most cases to teach kids to see learning as a bitter pill that they must swallow.

    Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

    by leftyparent on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 07:24:18 PM PDT

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    •  I just don't think that is the case. (1+ / 0-)
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      grannyhelen

      It is clear that your child had a bad experience in public school and does not like math, but I think that you are generalizing far too much here.

      First of all, bureaucracies vary greatly state by state. In NJ we have home rule, and most school districts are quite small. All three of my kids went through the local public schools here, and I sat on the school board back in the 1990s. I never felt the weight of the "huge education-industrial bureaucracy", and my kids never saw learning as a bitter pill. Quite the contrary.

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