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Re: Re: education/society


Not if you're lucky. Besides, I can take cover if need be. How do you
get away from an earthquake?? That must be truly frighteneing.


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: David Franzman
Sent: 5/19/2004 11:39:35 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT]   education/society

> Oh geez are you kidding???  No your's doesn't hop around it gets blown
> away!!!!
> 
> David Franzman
> A Touch of the Tropics
> www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 4:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] education/society
> 
> 
> > Theresa - don't blame you a bit. Something about the Midwest has always
> > felt, well wholesome to me. Another big plus is the landscape doesn't
> > hop around as it occasionally does in California.
> >
> >
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp, TX
> > zone 8A
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Tchessie
> > Sent: 5/18/2004 8:48:56 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT]   education/society
> >
> > > Ok- Melody- I'm moving to Iowa!  We have huger and huger schools,
> teaching
> > > to test, providing as little help to kids in need as possible.
> Elementary
> > > schools have NO counselors at all in the schools, school psychologist
> are
> > > split between 3 school and test only.  There are BIG problems here with
> > > racism in schools, and increasing ethnic gangs and violence.  I'm pretty
> > > sick of my job and the politics and elitism. I hope that in a year or 2
> max,
> > > that we can sell the house for a tidy proit, pay off the bills and move
> > > someplace smaller, cheaper and more caring to live and raise a family.
> > >
> > > Phew- I feel better now- thanks for letting me vent!
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > > Behalf Of Melody
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:44 AM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] New oleander now more education
> > >
> > >
> > > Ceres: I absolutely agree with you that big is not always better when it
> > > comes to school size. My kids go to one of the smaller schools in town,
> > > only about 300 students and we love it there. It's more like a tight
> > > knit community this way and the kids and staff spend a great deal of
> > > time working 1:1 with each other on a variety of projects including team
> > > building, mentoring, conflict resolution, volunteerism. The 4-6th
> > > graders all are part of a reading buddies project with the K-3 graders.
> > > Selected 4-6th graders are part of a Peer Assistance Team, designed to
> > > build conflict resolution skills. The school's theme for the years is
> > > the 3 B's: Be respectful, Be helpful, Be a good listener. Of course, no
> > > elementary school in our district is over 400 or so students and every
> > > Thursday classes dismiss an hour early (1:45) so that all teachers and
> > > staff in the district can attend mandatory inservices that help to
> > > achieve these types of schools. For a community with less than 80,000
> > > total population, we have 17 elementary schools and we're building
> > > another one, plus another Jr. High, a new alternative High School, and
> > > adding on to our two existing high schools, all in an effort to keep
> > > school sizes down. Obviously, smaller is perceived in the education
> > > world as better, at least here.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> > >
> > > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> > > --Albert Einstein
> > >
> > >  --- On Mon 05/17,  < Cersgarden@aol.com > wrote:
> > > From:  [mailto: Cersgarden@aol.com]
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 18:29:13 EDT
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] New oleander
> > >
> > > In a message dated 5/17/04 5:09:24 PM, jsinger@igc.org writes:<br><br><<
> > > -encourages <br>a kind of intellectual development that simply does not
> > > occur in other <br>settings. >><br><br>Jim, in some, I can't say how
> > > many but at least in the public school where my <br>granddaughters
> > > attend, there is a program where the older students go to the <br>lower
> > > level classes and help one on one, reading to the class, helping on a
> > > <br>field trip and such. The older students must apply and are selected
> > > by the <br>activities they have been involved in, grades, etc. It is
> > > prestigious to be one <br>of the team. I'm sure it is not as well
> > > promoted as montessori but in a small <br>community where montessori is
> > > not an option it is an attempt to build <br>relations and provide
> > > mentoring. The other reqmt I am impressed with is the hours of
> > > <br>volunteering that is rqd of each student annually from middle school
> > > thru hi <br>school. Graduation is not possible without meeting the
> > > requirement <br>regardless of grade point. This is a small rural school
> > > with less than 650 K-12. My o<br>ldest granddaughter, now a college
> > > student, has very strong feelings that she <br>had the best
> > > opportunities and campaigns for the small school existence. The
> > > <br>state is looking at forcing small schools to consolidate. Big is not
> > > always <br>better.<br>
> > >
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