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

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Kids shod be empowered to make their own decisions. If the kid wants to study at home, great. Parents should encourahe that. If they dont want to, and the parents dont want to force them to, then let them fail as they would either way

    Smart kids study hard and get As.
    Intelligent kids dont study at all and get Cs.
    Have you ever been a licensed teacher or gone through the training?
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Now you change your position to schools forcing their will on the students and away from a measured amount of homework..Students reflect their parents attitudes in class about homework, further undercutting the process laid out by the elected BOE .
    Another in a very long list of reasons to never send children to public school.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    I would hope that you are right about what your own thoughts are. Someone who doesnt know what they think most likely has some serious mental disabilities.

    Again, i agree that repetition is good practice.
    Do home-scholars represent a heterogeneous group of the student population??No they don't do they..Underfunded public schools don't get to pick-and-choose their clientele like wealthier private schools and home-schoolers, yet they get compared equally..We already see GOP governors and state supts cheat with charter schools run by their campaign contributors..Charter getting too much money shorting the publics and charter grades being changed due to pressure from above .
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Another in a very long list of reasons to never send children to public school.
    An inconvenient truth that's difficult to take..As I read from those like you, I'm sure glad I'm retired..And I pray for the current kids and their teachers .
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    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.
    I understand how you feel but I'm just brainstorming this and there is no threat that anyone in Washington will be inspired by my musings.

    We spend a lot of money on schools. From my small knowledge, these schools are not doing so hot. So, crazy as it seems, I wonder if investing a little more and preparing kids for life both in terms of education and money management might not be a bad thing.

    Supposedly children are some important investment in the future. To me, they are just ankle-biters and I'd like to set the cats on them, but if so, then might this not be a good investment?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Have you ever been a licensed teacher or gone through the training?
    Licensing and training is only as good the licensing process and training course. There are night and day differences between various courses and licensing procedures of all sorts of professions including the teaching profession. Just because one is licensed or took a course doesn't make them competent to instruct others. By the way I used to be an driving instructor. A very good one IMHO. If you want to learn take a vehicle to its absolute limits you come to the likes of me.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    For the public schools to do it themselves, not likely as they will want that money to keep. For parents to utilize, for most children it works. I use a variation which works like a bonus would at a job. The better the effort and more importantly the results the better the reward in cash. The trick is to make sure the children know the value of money BEFORE you implement such a system. Of course my children all have "regular" jobs and can earn money doing cleanup on other irregular chores I don't feel like doing. I keep some odd job they can do undone so they have a way to earn extra cash. I charge rent and such so they need the cash if they want something especially pricey and it keeps a bit of pressure on to work and SAVE.
    I just responded to Mycroft with my brilliant strategy. So, has this been useful to you, did your kids gain the extra lessons?

    Money management is a very important skill (IMHO).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    i dont see how that changes my position. I can talk about more than one issue. Hitler was elected as well.
    Once you launch Hitler into the conversation--see ya, wouldn't wanta be ya .
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Once you launch Hitler into the conversation--see ya, wouldn't wanta be ya .
    Oh. Didnt realize you were a hitlerphobe.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I understand how you feel but I'm just brainstorming this and there is no threat that anyone in Washington will be inspired by my musings.

    We spend a lot of money on schools. From my small knowledge, these schools are not doing so hot. So, crazy as it seems, I wonder if investing a little more and preparing kids for life both in terms of education and money management might not be a bad thing.

    Supposedly children are some important investment in the future. To me, they are just ankle-biters and I'd like to set the cats on them, but if so, then might this not be a good investment?
    Well, brainstorm away, but I'll pass if you want to talk about some "government program". We have enough of them already.
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