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6 Reasons to Tell Your Straight-A Kid to Drop Out of School

6 Reasons to Tell Your Straight-A Kid to Drop Out of School

6 Reasons to Tell Your Straight-A Kid to Drop Out of School BY SUKI WESSLING It was the 1980’s in a small town in in the Midwest. Educationally speaking, you had two options: the good public schools or the pretty awful Catholic school. My parents gave my sister one year with the nuns before they chose public school for her and the four [...]

You Can Create Your Own Education Reform

You Can Create Your Own Education Reform

You Can Create Your Own Education Reform By Linda Dobson Because of the ever-increasing number of laws related to schooling, politics and educational reform go hand in hand. The first President Bush called it "America 2000." With a few tweaks and a slight name change, President Clinton gave us "Goals 2000." (You don't hear anything about [...]

With Government in Education Process, Student Rights Diminished

With Government in Education Process, Student Rights Diminished

With Government in Education Process, Student Rights Diminished Has anything changed in the two years since this post was written? See what applies today, and ask yourself if the "education" system can survive at this rate. I liked what Benjamin Malee and Syed Hossain had to say when I read “Why Obey When We Can Choose?” So much so, that [...]

Nation Moving Toward More Standardization of School Policy

Nation Moving Toward More Standardization of School Policy

Nation Moving Toward More Standardization of School Policy By Linda Dobson Sometimes, education news makes me cringe, and this announcement titled "States Considering Bills that Would Make Kids Repeat Third Grade for Failing Reading Tests," more standardization of school policy, is one of those times. So far, Oklahoma, Arizona and [...]

High Stakes Tests: EVERYONE Has Had Enough

High Stakes Tests: EVERYONE Has Had Enough

High Stakes Tests: EVERYONE Has Had Enough By Linda Dobson EDITOR'S NOTE: Well, that was short-lived. During communications on the evening of 8/19/11, one of several moderators, Shaun Johnson, realized that Parent at the Helm was "a homeschooling blog," and as a "professional educator," he does not condone homeschooling. That wasn't [...]

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