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Re: New oleander/schools


Can Bridgett get the teacher's address?  I'd go over there.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] New oleander/schools


> Sorry - showing my age there. Tells you how often I do fast food.
> Dumbing down is right and it's TOTALLY wrong. We're shortchanging an
> entire generation. This stuff makes me nuts. Bad soapbox for me to get
> on. The Kemp ISD should consider itself very fortunate I have no kids in
> school. Kaufman schools are no better. Bridgett can't get her 8 year old
> daughter's teacher to answer phone calls or e-mails. She sends notes w/
> her daughter to school - no response. Completely irresponsible. It took
> around 400 years for Rome to fall from its pinnacle. Won't take us that
> long at this rate.
>
>
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Franzman
> Sent: 5/17/2004 10:41:32 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] New oleander/schools
>
> > No, no, no Pam!  It's "Can I supersize that for you!"  Man, could I tell
you
> > stories about my kids school.  They watch more movies than the
attendants at
> > the Sundance Movie Festival.  What's worse is that not only are most of
the
> > movies out of context with the class but many of them
are...ugh...cartoons.
> > Now are we talking about an elementary school?  Nope!  High school.  The
> > coup d' grace was when my daughter came home from school and she told me
> > that they watched, in Spanish class, a Flintstones cartoon movie...IN
> > ENGLISH!  Oh, it did have Spanish subtitles.  The schools are dumbing
down
> > our kids and I find it repugnant.
> >
> > David Franzman
> > A Touch of the Tropics
> > www.atouchofthetropics.net
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 7:35 PM
> > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] New oleander/schools
> >
> >
> > > Agreed.  I've seen what the local public schools produce here - you
want
> > fries w/ that?  Appalling.
> > >
> > > Pam Evans
> > > Kemp, TX
> > > zone 8A
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: james singer
> > > Sent: 5/17/2004 4:24:57 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] New oleander
> > >
> > > > Yes, they are. And I think the Montessori environment is perfect to
> > > > bring out their curiosity. I think the best part--that older
children
> > > > have responsibilities in the education of younger
children--encourages
> > > > a kind of intellectual development that simply does not occur in
other
> > > > settings. And I think that is why a high percentage of Montessori
> > > > graduates succeed at university.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Monday, May 17, 2004, at 09:04 AM, Zemuly@aol.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > In a message dated 5/17/2004 4:08:07 AM Central Standard Time,
> > > > > jsinger@igc.org writes:
> > > > > Ms. Fatma teaches the primary grades in a Montessori school.
> > > > > I volunteer with that same age group at our local Montessori
school.
> > > > > That
> > > > > age is the greatest. They are adorable and so eager to learn.
> > > > > zem
> > > > >
> > > >
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