05-16-2011, 11:55 AM
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."
05-16-2011, 12:54 PMIn most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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05-16-2011, 01:07 PM
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.
05-16-2011, 03:51 PM
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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.
05-16-2011, 04:03 PM
05-16-2011, 08:37 PM
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.
05-16-2011, 08:41 PM
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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