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(04-16-2018, 03:20 AM)Suzy Q Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 03:10 AM)dazedb42 Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 02:44 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: Could someone who's never learned cursive read for themselves the original founding documents of our country?  Not what someone interpreted for them or a print out of what could be altered...the originals.

I'd say yes, reading is much easier than writing.

Half of the students can't read either.  Just google any random school's ratings.  There's sites with ratings, reviews, and test scores.  I guarandamntee you'll be hard pressed to find a school with over 60% testing at the level they should.

I am not surprised as I understand they teach to the lowest common denominator
as is indicated within @dazedb42's post above.

Students who have the most learning challenges, including being able to speak
and comprehend English (i.e. illegal aliens, and the offspring of illegals) receive the
most attention while the brightest are left on their own to a large extent.

And yet that plethora of attention still doesn't garner the results that are being
sought, because of course the illiterate remain illiterate. And their numbers
simply overwhelm too many student bodies as your numbers reflect. Those who
were bright to begin with bring the scores up to some extent, but not enough
in districts where their numbers are overwhelmed by their abysmally performing
classmates.

Too many teachers who can't teach and students who can't and/or won't learn.
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(04-16-2018, 03:38 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: I'm in the process of waiting for my daughters permit to be approved to attend a school that's less than a mile away from our home.  We're in a district that would bus her to a shit school over 3 miles away.  It's some kind of diversity game I'm not playing.  If she's not approved I have a private school as backup.

Best wishes for you and your daughter, @Suzy Q Heartflowers
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(04-16-2018, 03:49 AM)Verity Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 03:20 AM)Suzy Q Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 03:10 AM)dazedb42 Wrote: I'd say yes, reading is much easier than writing.

Half of the students can't read either.  Just google any random school's ratings.  There's sites with ratings, reviews, and test scores.  I guarandamntee you'll be hard pressed to find a school with over 60% testing at the level they should.

I am not surprised as I understand they teach to the lowest common denominator
as is indicated within @dazedb42's post above.

Students who have the most learning challenges, including being able to speak
and comprehend English (i.e. illegal aliens, and the offspring of illegals) receive the
most attention while the brightest are left on their own to a large extent.

And yet that plethora of attention still doesn't garner the results that are being
sought, because of course the illiterate remain illiterate. And their numbers
simply overwhelm too many student bodies as your numbers reflect. Those who
were bright to begin with bring the scores up to some extent, but not enough
in districts where their numbers are overwhelmed by their abysmally performing
classmates.

Too many teachers who can't teach and students who can't and/or won't learn.

It isn't just illegals. I had a neighbor once,black woman, who had a sign stuck on her refrigerator that read..
"Ebonics is not spoken in this home"
She had to do this because as a mother of two sons, she was battling a culture that encouraged young American black children to use language that was not readily understood. It frustrated her to no end.
"Tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire"~ Marion Le Pen
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@MysticPizza Your neighbor sounds like a wonderful lady! Heartflowers
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(04-16-2018, 04:39 AM)MysticPizza Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 03:49 AM)Verity Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 03:20 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: Half of the students can't read either.  Just google any random school's ratings.  There's sites with ratings, reviews, and test scores.  I guarandamntee you'll be hard pressed to find a school with over 60% testing at the level they should.

I am not surprised as I understand they teach to the lowest common denominator
as is indicated within @dazedb42's post above.

Students who have the most learning challenges, including being able to speak
and comprehend English (i.e. illegal aliens, and the offspring of illegals) receive the
most attention while the brightest are left on their own to a large extent.

And yet that plethora of attention still doesn't garner the results that are being
sought, because of course the illiterate remain illiterate. And their numbers
simply overwhelm too many student bodies as your numbers reflect. Those who
were bright to begin with bring the scores up to some extent, but not enough
in districts where their numbers are overwhelmed by their abysmally performing
classmates.

Too many teachers who can't teach and students who can't and/or won't learn.

It isn't just illegals. I had a neighbor once,black woman, who had a sign stuck on her refrigerator that read..
"Ebonics is not spoken in this home"
She had to do this because as a mother of two sons, she was battling a culture that encouraged young American black children to use language that was not readily understood. It frustrated her to no end.



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(04-16-2018, 01:43 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: White, Christian Americans Finding It ‘Difficult to Adjust’ to Becoming Minority

A soon-to-be-released updated edition of an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History textbook teaches students that white Christian Americans are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority and puts forward the perception that President Donald Trump’s election occurred because his apparent “racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...ium=social

That's what our taxes are paying for.  Whatcha gonna do about it?
This is how the public awareness is being manipulated, and how the past is gradually being wiped away.

This is also how the British and French governments worked on their population to get them warmed up for war, before WW I started. Feeding them twisted, slanted information.
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I entered Public School handwriting cursively . Took a paddling for it on the second day of 1st Grade . Thanks Mrs . Toy for setting Me straight about " Authority " .

Was already reading about 3rd Grade level so didn't get called to participate in reading exercises . Thanks Grand Ma for all the felt board bible stories .

I was Home Schooled from a toddler up until the 9th Grade .Once I finished reading and daily reporting on the entire World Book Encyclopedia and accompanying Book of Knowledge set , it was Public School alone . And I pretty much was .

Want a perspective on where this lack of scriptive ability has led and is leading ? Just search
Handwriting and Brain Function
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Celebrating Over 25 Years as a Designated " Paper Terrorist " - I Will Stand Corrected - No Legal Advice or Recommended Course of Action Expressed or Implied

The Constitution - Estate in Trust for the Heirs of Freedom - Local Link
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A little OT but I was exploring the blog with the cursive post I
shared above, and took a look at one of the co-blogger's books.
It's one I'm sure a lot of Fringers would appreciate and/or
enjoy. @Ishtahota in particular comes to mind.  Heartflowers

https://www.amazon.com/Did-You-See-This-...e434367e3a

Did You See This?: Poems to Provoke the Politically Correct Paperback – October 6, 2016
by Herbert Knapp (Author)

"These poems read as if they were written in response to recent political events. Not so. Almost all of them were written years ago, some over half a century ago, which shows the country has been in the same kinds of trouble for a long time. There are jingles here, ironic monologues, epigrams, sonnets, and stories. They are united by the author’s awareness of his situation: The world I'm in is not the one I knew when I was 21 in '52."

From one of the reviews:

Jeff Gurner
5.0 out of 5 starsA Poet Laureate for the Post-Obama Era?
December 1, 2016
Format: Paperback

"Feel that? That's the vibration created when the collective gnashing of teeth and rending of clothing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan reaches its zenith in reaction to this unapologetic skewering of the Left's sacred cows. It's what happens when Knapp's efforts here intelligently, cleverly and provocatively awaken the ivory tower set to the fact that backbone and funnybone are often one and the same, and that Liberals from Inwood to Hollywood were born with neither. How refreshing to feel the intelligentsia discover that the cartoons of the New Yorker don't have the market cornered on the intellectual brand of funny.

"From the Kennedy assassination to Obamacare to 9/11 and beyond, Knapp has essentially penned the thinking man's collection of subversive limericks here. His manipulation of language is masterful in its subtlety, as he takes bites out of the left's talking points more voraciously than a liberal elitist does a serving of duck confit.

..."
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(04-16-2018, 08:29 AM)Heir Wrote: I entered Public School handwriting cursively . Took a paddling for it on the second day of 1st Grade . Thanks Mrs . Toy for setting Me straight about " Authority " .

Was already reading about 3rd Grade level so didn't get called to participate in reading exercises . Thanks Grand Ma for all the felt board bible stories .

I was Home Schooled from a toddler up until the 9th Grade .Once I finished reading and daily reporting on the entire World Book Encyclopedia and accompanying Book of Knowledge set , it was Public School alone . And I pretty much was .

Want a perspective on where this lack of scriptive ability has led and is leading ? Just search
Handwriting and Brain Function
.

My daughter has been a Montessori teacher for over ten years. The children in her school are taught cursive writing first because of enhanced brain stimulation and the much easier pathway of cursive into printing versus printing into cursive. They begin teaching cursive in the first grade which is the same time they begin to learn how to construct complex sentences. She had twenty two students in her last class so this is not achieved due to small classroom size nor because students with learning and behavioral disabilities are not accepted - they are. Its a different method of teaching and setting up the classroom that is conducive to learning.
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"The angels are singing, and one of them is a fat lady."
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(04-16-2018, 09:52 AM)Moon Rocks Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 08:29 AM)Heir Wrote: I entered Public School handwriting cursively . Took a paddling for it on the second day of 1st Grade . Thanks Mrs . Toy for setting Me straight about " Authority " .

Was already reading about 3rd Grade level so didn't get called to participate in reading exercises . Thanks Grand Ma for all the felt board bible stories .

I was Home Schooled from a toddler up until the 9th Grade .Once I finished reading and daily reporting on the entire World Book Encyclopedia and accompanying Book of Knowledge set , it was Public School alone . And I pretty much was .

Want a perspective on where this lack of scriptive ability has led and is leading ? Just search
Handwriting and Brain Function
.

My daughter has been a Montessori teacher for over ten years. The children in her school are taught cursive writing first because of enhanced brain stimulation and the much easier pathway of cursive into printing versus printing into cursive. They begin teaching cursive in the first grade which is the same time they begin to learn how to construct complex sentences. She had twenty two students in her last class so this is not achieved due to small classroom size nor because students with learning and behavioral disabilities are not accepted - they are. Its a different method of teaching and setting up the classroom that is conducive to learning.

I was really surprised to learn from the blog post that all schoolchildren used to
learn cursive from the outset.

"...Ball-and-stick was first introduced in the New York City school system in 1922
by Marjorie Wise, a reading specialist. Before then, children just learned cursive
from the beginning...."
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