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If only your kids were at school in the uk

Old Mar 15th 2010, 1:31 pm
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Wonder if these lessons will filter through to the international schools?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8567407.stm

Kids today need to be spoon fed... i used to sleep at school without having to be taught how to do it.

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Old Mar 16th 2010, 8:25 am
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Wonder if these lessons will filter through to the international schools?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8567407.stm

Kids today need to be spoon fed... i used to sleep at school without having to be taught how to do it.
It's parents today that need to be spoonfed. No way my parents would have me up all night playing games, watching tv etc as a kid.

There was no way I was allowed a TV in my room anyway at that age.
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Well just be glad you don't have the nonsense that is currently plaguing the Texas school board. Essentially a bunch of far rightists have won the vote to change the curriculum to their liking. They are even trying to downgrade Thomas Jefferson's contribution because he was instrumental in enshrining the separation of Church and State and himself was a Deist. Then there is the attempts to rehabilitate the image of Confederate leaders.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1253

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/ed...n/13texas.html

http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla...-learning.html

We have had this pseudo-Christian right wing agenda foisted onto schools for awhile now, but until now it has been Creationism vs. Evolution.
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My son was told at the "international" American School of Doha (who is by the way a IB world school) from his math teacher, who is also wife of the Middle School principal, that there is no such thing as evolution. And she can tell, because as math teacher she knows EVERYTHING about probabilities.
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It's funny how, as you're growing up, you view teachers as all-knowing people.
When you're out on the pi.s.s with them as an adult you realise they're thick as sh.ite most the time.
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Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
It's funny how, as you're growing up, you view teachers as all-knowing people.
When you're out on the pi.s.s with them as an adult you realise they're thick as sh.ite most the time.
I told my son to ask her about the probability of wandering 40 yrs. through the desert, getting fed with bread that just happens to rain down and than stumble over some stone tablets with some commandments on it.
Unfortunately my son did ask her - his math grade plummeted into abyss...
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