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Storm Kills Four in New York State and Child at Maryland Camp
Wed Jul 9, 2014
In reply to: rick-2065324 #4 I agree. I live in this region as well, and I know the likelihood of summer storms. If I'm planning to go out in the afternoon, even if it's still sunny, I check the forecast and radar. If I'm already doing something outside, I keep an eye on the sky, particularly to the …
Slender Man's Seductive Power for Kids: It's in the Brain
Fri Jun 6, 2014
In reply to: Fancy Pantz #2.2 Not to mention that even if you can establish that someone needs help, getting it can be difficult, especially for children and adolescents as there is a dearth of providers that will work with those ages. Just try calling some listed on your insurance. Many will not re …
Isla Vista Massacre: What Do We Know About Elliot Rodger's Rampage?
Mon May 26, 2014
This guy was getting help for mental health issues. It doesn't sound like it was very good help, but someone at least recognized he had issues and was trying to get them dealt with. There are many more that don't get help and are therefore destined to go off on society, and I could go on about how b …
Mom Upset 9-Year-Old Girl Brought 'Overweight' Note Home From School
Sat May 24, 2014
Schools are getting more and more stupid. First they assume that kids won't look at a note sent home with them for their parents. And anyone can look at this kid and see that she's not overweight. Under-fit, possibly, but that's a different thing. By their definitions, a kid in a wheelchair unable t …
More Than 160 Texas Students Suspended For Dress Code Violations
Thu May 15, 2014
These people clearly have NO understanding of teenagers. You might think that good ol' fashioned discipline is what's needed, but before applying it one better understand who and what these kids are. There are some great books out there based on the SCIENCE of what is happening in their brains, and …
Waseca School Bomb Plot Foiled Thanks to Witness
Thu May 1, 2014
We have a mental health CRISIS in this country. What else can you call it when someone who HAS coverage for mental health and still can't get it through their insurance? I know someone going through this right now. The kid is having issues, so the parents get a list of names of providers in their re …
School cancels kindergarten show so kids can focus on 'college and career'
Wed Apr 30, 2014
In reply to: Backcountry164 #2.1 Actually, they are being taught to read, write, add, etc. Ten years ago I was volunteering in a kindergarten class, helping keep kids engaged and quiet while the teacher worked with a small group. Among the "centers" they "played" at, was a table with play-do. …
NYC Theater Alerts Cops When Man Brings in Strawberries
Sat Mar 29, 2014
In reply to: ursofakingfunny #8 Yes, rules are rules. Rules are also the primary tool of bureaucracies which exist to prevent anyone from thinking and exercising judgment. Is that the kind of society we want to live in?
Girl who shaved head for friend felt 'punished' by school
Fri Mar 28, 2014
In reply to: Liza Null #40.1 Schools have rules because they have become bureaucracies. In bureaucracies, no one is permitted to think and apply judgement. What a better world this would be if young people were raised with more opportunity to observe and learn good judgement.
Tue Mar 18, 2014
In reply to: Rex-1306908 #4.4 Don't confuse Common Core with curriculum. I used to do that, but now I understand it a bit better. Common Core is merely a set of standards. How those standards are achieved is through a curriculum with each state or school system sets independently. I have read about …
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