We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"They are like abrasive monomaniac blog commenters, only they can give your kids an F."
Since when is Habu a teacher? hahahaha
Hey, if you have kids you gotta ride the rails of education with both eyes open. Make sure you teach them to read before kindergarten (and tie their shoes). Pay attention to what goes on with them and know the teacher. Read the homework, add to the subjects at hand in your family time. You will be miles ahead of the rest. This simple prescription, should be obvious to any parent, is only followed by 10% of the parents we see in our kid's classrooms.
My boy goes into 9th grade this year and up to now hasn't put any rubbers on cucumbers or marched against Bush Chimpler. His friends and him all think Nuke Power is the way of the future and can see through most of the globalistical warmenizing hype being pushed. Kids are sharp and can spot a bullshit artist a mile away if they are wary of said individual, as a student is towards a teacher. At least my boy can.
We should watch out then, most of the developing world smokes like fiends. Or rather watch out for those who do.
I was quite startled the first time over in China when our host, one of our vendors for my company, sparks up in the middle of the meeting, in the middle of dinner... anywhere but the car for some reason.
It's been over. I don't even have kids but if you've had a pulse for the past twenty years you know it's over. Mentioned it on this site last week.
I gonna believe that your question was rhetorical be'n as how I reads yo stuff an knows you be a wise and smart man, but just ta steady thangs up .....yep education time done gone away long time ago.
I mean we done even wifdrew our students frum internatural competition in thangs like , well eve'r thang 'cause we know'd we'd be the damn weak horse in dat race too.
Sippy, I hates ta be da one ta tell ya but we gotz us a entire stable o weak hoss's right now and da breed stock done run off somewhere.