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    Quote Originally Posted by movie buff View Post
    In answer to the first DUmmy's complaining, I'd have to echo the response that that's what carpooling's for. At the first open- house or teacher/ parent event, just attempt to make friends with another parent who lives near you and the school and ask if they wouldn't mind taking your kid to school along with theirs.
    That would require socials skills and possibly interacting with someone who has the time to deal with taking kids to school, such as a stay-at-home mom, who may just turn out to be...:eek: A Conservative!

    BTW, the correct answer to the DUmmie who drops their kid off and tells you to take them to school is to hand them your property tax assessment and say, "Okay, here's what the taxi service will cost you."
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    I'd happily drive the kid to school...why punish the kid for their parents stupidity.

    Might even end up teaching the kid a valuable lesson.
    I'm sure you would, as would most people. For all that person knows though, the people with the sign in their lawn are methheads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Ok...when you want to try this I'm game.
    me too....
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    I'm not convinced Kindergarten is all that important (or should be given the newer studies on child development - especially for boys) but if that's what parents want, then make the schools accommodate parental schedules.

    Start at 8:00 a.m. with an hour of traditional running around like crazy time (recess) and then do the name-the-color stuff or whatever. Little kids probably shouldn't have to focus that much, that soon. Just integrate a lot more physical time during the day to flesh it out.

    There's nothing set in stone about start times. Disadvantaged school districts have had extended hours since the 1960s in some cities.
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    Pretty much every daycare in my area runs a school bus to and from the elementary schools nearby. Just drop your child at the daycare whenever you need to leave, they will take the kids to school and pick them up afterwards. It is affordable enough to do, especially if the OP is fairly well-to-do like he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I'm not convinced Kindergarten is all that important (or should be given the newer studies on child development - especially for boys) but if that's what parents want, then make the schools accommodate parental schedules.

    Start at 8:00 a.m. with an hour of traditional running around like crazy time (recess) and then do the name-the-color stuff or whatever. Little kids probably shouldn't have to focus that much, that soon. Just integrate a lot more physical time during the day to flesh it out.

    There's nothing set in stone about start times. Disadvantaged school districts have had extended hours since the 1960s in some cities.
    Exactly. Plus, the extended recess makes the kids more pliable at naptime. I've used the same technique on senior NCOs. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I'm not convinced Kindergarten is all that important (or should be given the newer studies on child development - especially for boys) but if that's what parents want, then make the schools accommodate parental schedules.
    Kindergarten is required by law. It's really important.

    Also, I've researched the standard course of study where I'm at. Kids learn a lot more in Kindergarten today than we ever did when we were kids. I wouldn't advise "skipping" Kindergarten. In any case, a grade school is not just grade K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    I believe this is the most retarded post you ever did. Entitled? OK, so let the parents pay for it. Why should I, with no children, pay for it? Need a ride to school? Pay for a service. Short answer, no one is entitled to anyone elses property i.e. money through taxation.
    Everybody is entitled to an education. Not only are kids entitled, but they're required.

    It won't kill people to pay for a service that will help ensure kids grow up and get jobs (so they don't live on the government).

    I swear. "Conservatives" don't want to pay for social service programs. Extreme, but let's play with this some more.

    On this board, I've heard talk against paying for a bus system that will ensure that kids learn enough to get a job one day. I've also heard talk against having public computers for people to use to find a job. It's as if some of you all want to just spit on the poor. Seriously.

    The irony is that later on, I'll be arguing with somebody else about why the government should have a more hands off approach (showing they won't be anti-government after all).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    Kindergarten is required by law. It's really important.

    Also, I've researched the standard course of study where I'm at. Kids learn a lot more in Kindergarten today than we ever did when we were kids. I wouldn't advise "skipping" Kindergarten. In any case, a grade school is not just grade K.
    really? Because I learned to read in kindergarten. Is that the standard in your local school district? I know in district that employes me that the most they learn - if they're lucking is their letters and numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Exactly. Plus, the extended recess makes the kids more pliable at naptime. I've used the same technique on senior NCOs. :D
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