Originally Posted by 2dogmom
Ilovesiamese, it was me who gave you the sarcastic reply, and the reason was that I was appalled at what appeared to be the arrogance of the statement that you would respect my wishes not to medicate my child. Have we come so far that this has become the norm and that teachers expect it?!?
Now we have "no child left a dime"; more idiots who have never been up in front of the room monkeying with the system. Is it any wonder that more and more parents are opting for home schooling? The schools are political footballs. And I do not need to watch "Oprah" to know that - not that I would, I also do not watch Jerry Springer and 20/20 and most of the trash that passes for informational television these days.
Good luck to you ilovesiamese, and I betcha the day comes when you come to the conclusion that some of your profs were blowing smoke.
I was sincerely not being arrogant at all. You must realize that in a class there is going to be a number of children with parents who have many different values and I was just trying to convey that I would try my best not to disrespect those values, but on the other hand I can never please everyone.
I don't know about where you live, but it was not that long ago that the education system had separate and "special" schools for children with disabilities and behavioral issues and that teachers now a days are expected to take on a lot more in terms of exceptionalities in their students and I can understand where the fustration comes from.
No child left behind is an American thing (as far as I know)....so I won't comment on that, but I do have an oberservation that I've made and that is that I find that Americans are much more concerned with the value of competition than where I live. I think there is a movement towards community rather than fostering feelings or desires to compete with one another.....man I can't wait until I take the co-op class that is all about why competition is bad and why we should aviod competition so I can tell you all about it and see what you say then....
Actually, I value that Oprah sometimes brings up subjects that are otherwise ignore or forgotten by the general public and that it also reaches a wider target group of people. I wouldn't place that as a top source of information, but I would say I value you it for what it is and Who watcher Jerry Springer?!?!.....I can't believe you'd class Oprah in with Jerry...
Like I said before, I don't always except information at face value, but I weigh all information I get and then make a decision based on what I feel is best for me and my future students.
....AMber....I just find it odd that you say that you think it's so stupid and
|to that stupid college prof who feels he/she knows all.
because by saying this, it seemed to me that you are doing the same as that prof, just in the complete polar oppposite opinion.
|I know I am just rambling now, because this liberal thinking makes no sense to me. It is just stupid. I also have to say that since I, as a TAX payer, PAYS for childrens education, if I want them to be able to play these games in school, then they should be allowed to.
This liberal thinking makes a lot of sense to me and by you calling all of this stupid compeletly discredits my thoughts and feeling and probably a lot of other peoples (just not around here hehe) and that's not fair either.
What about the parents who pay taxes and DO NOT want this to happen in the schools???
I guess I just don't see or understand the value of competition because my values are more geared towards community learning and achievements and I'm not saying that your's are wrong, but I don't think that my values are stupid either.