You guys have heard about this already, I have no doubt.
8+ hours of schooling? Plus Homework?
Kids now have longer hours than some adults.
Understanding Obama's education vision - First Read - msnbc.com
Duncan (Obama's chief educational adviser) wants 8am to 8 pm for classes.
At this point the state is raising and babysitting the children themselves. The state would be the sole caretaker, moral law giver, and social educator. This is ridiculous.
Obama supporters are this really the solution?
I'm not sure if this is to bridge the gap between successful parenting and unsuccessful parenting, or a way for parents to pass on some of their responsibilities to the state.
I'm in college now as well as part of the Golden Key International Honors Society (lol, got my bragging done). So, I can tell you in high school no matter your fiscal status, if you wanted to learn, you could. The people I went to high school with were the same people that I went to elementary with, so I know most of them and their families, and I can tell you self motivation was the biggest key to success. Also if school ranged from 8 to 8 (look at the link), I would have been denied educational activities that I took part in after school, my informal education (reading books and online readings) would have been denied, or not of my choosing. Some parents actually do take time to teach and educate their children.
Also the bias that occurs in school is plain atrocious, that focuses more on political stances than educational material, that if the chance was given rather have my kid to a private school, than public education. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve been harassed. Since my experience is limited to Ca, it’s very possible this behavior is only in Ca as that is all I can personally speak on about, but I doubt that.
Student Sues, Says Prof Called Him a "Fascist Bastard" | NBC Los Angeles
YouTube - Swedish TV shows teacher supporting Obama, browbeating student who supports McCain(read text)
YouTube - Uni Prof Bullies Conservative Students
YouTube - YCT at UTSA Face Liberal Extremists
lol, I know what your thinking “finally this windbag is getting to the dam question” or something more colorful.
I agree summer schools should be introduced again to a point where it can be used to get ahead and not just for mistakes (at least that is how it is in my area). I agree that “some” kids may actually need school 24/7. I agree that something needs to happen to improve education. I agree.
How far does state intervention need to go? And when did self motivation become an unfair advantage?
Is this the only and best solution?