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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Sorry; I don't think the students should get a vote on whether they have homework or not.
    Then give your kids homework and force them to do it. School should be separate from the home. If you want to instill good practice, thats good. By all means. I agree with it. However, i dont agree with public schools extending their reach to the home.

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    This is a real long shot and I have no idea why this question came to mind but how do you feel about paying children to go to school? They could pay for their own lunches. Higher grades, more per hour or class or whatever measurement?

    Just a stray question. I'm not looking to derail anything.
    Who do you have in mind to do the paying?

    I don't have a problem with a family deciding that's the way they want to go with their own kids, but I don't want any more government involvement than we already have.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I thought the purpose of homework was to reinforce through practice what's taught in the classroom.
    Homework--not rote work--tweak problems--extend learning--critically think--though retired, I see high schools forced into four years of english, math and science on ACT/SAT/State tests during the 3rd/junior year..Three good years in high school should pass--an accelerated 8th grade should excel .
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Then give your kids homework and force them to do it. School should be separate from the home. If you want to instill good practice, thats good. By all means. I agree with it. However, i dont agree with public schools extending their reach to the home.
    Oh, please. Don't overdramatize.

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Now you are just making stuff up to trot your favorite stalking horse out for.

    I NEVER said some don't work, I WORKED, my daughter WORKED, you claim to have.... but what I said is there is a legion of coddled middle class brats who think being badgered to take out the trash somehow is the same as working for their allowance. NO KID should have to work before he/she has a learner's permit. No kid should have to work for food but hard cash like the rest of us.

    FYI I come from a very distant day and I NEVER heard of kids working in the cafeteria, just what work did the school have children do? (You really think that taught any kid 'hard work' gets you a damn thing... more like ya have to do some suck-ass things to keep the creep off your back)

    I NEVER said anything about everything in life is entitled.... POINT TO WHERE I DID!

    I have said a poor kid can't get off a murder rap coz he didn't learn at home- DID SAY a very rich kid got to skip out on multiple murders for that very 'reason'.

    It is very bigoted to think kids don't learn to work for what they want just because their parents don't earn enough so they qualify for free lunches...

    It is very bigoted to think rural kids don't suffer from the same 'sense of entitlement', hell I've seen rural losers think the world owes them something because their last names is....... and 'grand daddy homesteaded here in 1907!'

    One of the richest wheat farmers around here ran for the water district commissioner awhile back, man had served on the national wheat board and was running for this piss-pot job. I found out why, he had cancer and his insurance was going to hit him up for a HUGE premium increase. Now it isn't he couldn't afford that but he is a .......... dammitt, he deserves better! As a Commissioner he got FREE insurance that must have cost us taxpayers plenty!

    So you can put away your stereotypes, you are HIGHLY selective in using them.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Oh, please. Don't overdramatize.
    Schools should have no jurisdiction in the home. Once in the home, the child is no longer the schools responsibility and should no longer be subject to the will of the school.

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Then give your kids homework and force them to do it. School should be separate from the home. If you want to instill good practice, thats good. By all means. I agree with it. However, i dont agree with public schools extending their reach to the home.
    Better not go to even junior/community college then..I always had homework on AFB schools and then civilian ones, starting in the late 50's..You don't learn Algebra and Geometry by leaving those books at school..Then come to my Chem/physics class without a clue on basic math and units .
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Better not go to even junior/community college then..I always had homework on AFB schools and then civilian ones, starting in the late 50's..You don't learn Algebra and Geometry by leaving those books at school..Then come to my Chem/physics class without a clue on basic math and units .
    Yeah. And you can decide not to go to college. As a child, you are bound to your parents decisions.

    I already stated that i agree with the fact that practicing in the home is good as well. But that doesnt mean a public school should be able to force their will on students.

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Math and writing require repetition. But what I find interesting here are the word choices--"extending their reach" and "jurisdiction" as opposed to "learning." Makes me think Phil-O here is a kid in school himself who resents having homework. Am I right?

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Ive been to college, btw.

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