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Start early and make it a habit before you introduce TV and video games. Limit screen-time, including TV, video games, and computer. Trade some of their structured activities for free time. Appeal to kids’ natural interests (e.g. sports: try hiking or canoeing, science: try gardening or rock collecting). Model outdoor time behavior yourself and focus on fun!

It is an old argument to suggest that poorly performing schools or ineffective teachers are the result of having to deal with children living in poverty.

It may not solve your financial situation immediately, but it will help you network with other parents, with teachers, and with administrators. You will find friends and perhaps contacts that will be useful. As a bonus, you will find a sense of accomplishment for having helped children and for doing your part in education reform. If you have your own children in school, it will help boost their confidence knowing the importance you place on education. And, for you? You will stop thinking about your own situation, at least for the duration of the school day, and knowing you have accomplished something – an antidote to feeling useless.

I recently shadowed a high school sophomore student for the day. In biology this student was passionate and engaged. In math he couldn’t care less. Why? Because he already had a good idea what he wanted to do with his life, and he knew that he didn’t need the math he was learning. To those who say, well what if he needs it later, if he changes his mind, I would say, he will go back and learn it then. Just as any person changing careers would do.

Public schools are just that – public. By law, public schools must teach every student who walks through the door. Public school students are representative of the communities the schools serve.

J.C.:I started reading in Kindergarten. I remember keeping my book in my cubby and being so proud I could read a few words. I had a few favorite books as a kid. One was a book of fairy tales, and the other was a book of Bible stories. I still have them and read them to my daughter.

Barren of cognitive stimulation and encouragement, these environments create a tragic cycle of intellectual stagnation. I’ve met countless students who by age 15 had never seen a live earthworm. Some reach my class believing dinosaurs are fictional characters along with Godzilla or Superman. Others have heard neither Bach nor Black Sabbath.

As a teacher, I deal with many challenging students. And challenging parents, too. Most cases turn out just fine. But how can I hope to succeed with kids whose parents have taught them I am their enemy?

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But why are the results often mixed or uneven? Very simply, we do not pay kids enough money to create a really strong incentive to learn. While 00 may look like a huge sum for a high school student, it really is not that much in New york city. I dare any of you adult readers to prepare for and pass an AP exam in any of the subjects other than what you know professionally. You will see it is not easy, and certainly requires a lot of work. And you won’t do this for a 00 bucks.

Schools serving affluent communities are largely populated by students with good health care, proper nutrition, and safe, secure home environments. Cognitive and cultural enrichment are the norm.

So the question comes back to you, gentle reader. What have you done? What have you donated? Have you participated in a search committee for a local progressive candidate? Have you pounded the pavement campaigning for a genuine liberal? Have you attended town hall meetings and brought scientific evidence with you to ask difficult questions of the candidates? Have you written your senator? Have you written the president? Have you participated in a boycott of a company that defrauded America? Have you joined the Occupiers?

They could have just said this: we will make everyone suffer and your children will forfeit their visit from Santa until you give us adults more money.

Rhode Island can use up to million dollars to achieve their plans. Each states applications and plans can be found on the governments website. Rhode Island’s application is 377 long pages of a lot of detailed information on their plans to help the state achieve a level of education reform that it could have never expected without this money.

This refusal to help a fellow Republican needs to be exposed. GOP voters need understand that party weakness in Illinois is a function of the large numbers of “Patronage Republicans,” who have split the party between “tax, borrow and spend” patronage seekers, and the productive citizens that must pay for their pet projects.

Teaching is a noble profession. There is no other job like it in the world. There are some great teachers who work in great schools that will change the face of education in this country despite the odds.

Yes, the situation is miserable, no matter what area you live in. So it’s no surprise that the reports out of North Carolina are not good. The number of dropouts is increasing even faster than previously thought, with the number of dropouts during the 2006-2007 school year the highest in seven years.

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Neighborhoods should come together to learn about their neighbors and community. With technology exchange email and telephone numbers. Neighbors must not live in isolation. Parents should have email and telephone numbers of every parent in their child’s class or classes. Parents need to communicate more in the neighborhood. If situations are happening in the neighborhood that should be communicated to the neighborhood. The best neighborhood watch is email, text messages, visibility and cell phone numbers.

The poll, conducted by the education reform group Stand for Children, of 600 Hoosiers shows that 83% of voters believe layoff decisions should be based on teacher effectiveness and student achievement and not seniority. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4%. Here are some other findings.

Cash-incentive schemes have trouble working only when the amounts are puny. Let us offer, let’s say 0,000 to a family of a 6-year-old, in exchange for some hard evidence that the child masters K-12 curriculum. You can do it yourselves, or you can hire a tutor, or you can sign up for a school. But all the helpers will be paid as a proportion of what your child makes by passing tests, at rates agreed on ahead of time. When we start considering real money, one has a harder time claiming it won’t work.

A. Give writing tests, interviews, and background checks. Admission to the college of education should be tougher than any department, after all teachers are going to be dealing with CHILDREN – THE FUTURE – OUR FUTURE.

When I was crumbsnatcher my mom gave my sister and i a 25-cent a week allowance on Saturday and i walked down to the local mom-and-pop store, you know where you would occasionally find a roach inside of a malted ball, and bought a box of Milk Duds for 5 cents, a designer Mounds Bar for 10, and a package of 3 comic books for a dime. The middle comic was always a mystery because you could not see it. Everybody read them, traded them, and hid them from evil teachers.

Current trends in education “reform” rely heavily on teacher-bashing, and on claims about the supposed failure of public schools that would put Chicken Little to shame. Wealthy individuals and corporate interests spend millions of dollars on media to denigrate public schools and undermine the professional reputation of public school teachers.

Don’t Over-program. Kids benefit from unstructured outdoor time, where they create their own activities and freely explore their surroundings. Let them make up games, find special outdoor places, and start up projects. I remember some great organized football games from my childhood, but I also remember playing in the woods, damming up creeks, having rock-skipping contests.

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I choose to start a truly progressive school in Durango. One where children are first, and learning is from the inside out, instead of being based on a preset body of knowledge that everyone must learn regardless of interest, and regardless of the fact that it is now well-recognized that the jobs our kids will be doing haven’t even been invented yet. So how can we know what they will need to know?

Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we have the solution to healthcare reform and doctor shortages rolled into education reform. Just stock up on bandages and castor oil and it will be alright.

Kids who grow up disadvantaged often struggle in school relative to their peers. Many carry negative feelings about school into adulthood, and – deliberately or not – pass their negativity on to their children. Fear, resentment, and distrust of schools can become ingrained in kids minds before they even start kindergarten.

First of all, the legislature is still well short of the goal of restoring funding for public education that was cut by .4 billion in 2011. If the cuts are not fully reversed, then for 2014-2015 some portion of those cuts will continue. Yet the Texas House nonetheless today gave preliminary approval to HB 500 by Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R-Kerrville), a bill that would take 7 million out of the state treasury for tax giveaways to businesses. In fact, nearly all of the money would come directly out of a specific fund in which business franchise taxes are deposited to pay for public schools.

Current trends in education “reform” rely heavily on teacher-bashing, and on claims about the supposed failure of public schools that would put Chicken Little to shame. Wealthy individuals and corporate interests spend millions of dollars on media to denigrate public schools and undermine the professional reputation of public school teachers.

The current child poverty rate in Kansas approaches 20%, and is growing at a rate nearly double the national average. In 2010, about 40% of Kansas’ K-12 students – nearly 200,000 kids – qualified for Federal free/reduced lunch programs.

Speaking of races, I tried to get some more details on Club for Growth’s poll numbers involving Lugar and Richard Mourdock and got nothing. The guy who answered the phone was a bit of jerk. Their poll showed a 2-point difference between the two. Lugar’s poll showed him under 50%, but with a double-digit lead. Not spectacular, but I got a lot more info from them, than Club for Growth.

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