I would, because I feel that it would be more beneficial as they grew into young adults and older.Answer Question
Answer by myheartx4 at 2:23 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
I did. I did because I worked in public schools. I am not anti-public schools and nor do I think my child is too good for a public school. In fact, I am zoned for an excellent public school. What I have an issue with is: larger student/teacher ratio than what I am comfortable with. 20 to 25 kids in one class, even with an assistant teacher, is too big for my taste. Same for first grade through fifth grade. It is not a criticism against teachers. Teachers do not have a say in how many children they get in their class. They can express concerns to the administrators but it will not often change the results. I am also not satisfied with NCLB Act and all the test and pretesting that is done. Teachers are not allowed to speak out against the testing. But being tested in K-5 as many times as they are.....yikes. And I did see first hand teachers teaching for the state/national tests.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:24 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
I also have difficulty with the traditional classroom set up. I like for my child to have a little more independence and freedom than a traditional classroom setting. There are other issues. I don't like the idea of death by homework. What I mean is hours and hours of homework distracting from family time. I do believe in a small/moderate amount of homework, if necessary, to reinforce a lesson or for additional practice. I saw thrid graders who had to stay up all night to complete homework. I also don't appreciate the limits on recess. Every child should have plenty of time to run, jump and play. If you don't complete work or forget homework - taking away recess is not the answer. In fact, I believe it made the issues worse for those children who chronically did not complete their morning work or forgot homework. I choose private school until my child can transition smoothly into a public school setting.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:28 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
Answer by outstandingLove at 11:54 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:40 PM on Feb. 22, 2010
No, that won't be necessary. We live by a good school district, and I will be a very involved parent helping my child with her educational success as well.
Answer by KairisMama at 1:27 PM on Feb. 22, 2010
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Is private schooling a better education then public, and why?
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