To answer the very first question…that began this thread. H_ll to the No. When do we have time to be innocent…we have our whole life to be boring adults. We should protect our innocent ones as long as possible…say at least until…Junior High! Then I would say H_ll yes…they need a good foundation in sex education to help give them proper info and help to safeguard their future. Because from that point on they will have working knowledge…and can make some proper decisions based on that information. And hopefully, the parents will have aided in their own strong beliefs and backings for their family to the child. I studied both in Philippines and US, and I can definitely tell why Philippine’s schools (mostly public) suck. There are also special rules for ESOL students that are difficult to follow and can also result in legal actions. Your teacher Miss Cartarphen must have been a truly wonderful person, and so typical that the authorities give more weight in their decision making to the pieces of paper than to the actual performance! Tragic, really.
I had never heard of The Waldorf Method before. I’m so glad you shared your knowledge! SAI is still a very flawed program. Its effects can be felt directly and indirectly throughout the special education universe. I ask him to tell me what he wants to write. Sometimes I write it for him in his book and other times I write on paper and he then copies it. While he is copying I spell out the words.
Love your lens, good and useful info. on the websites. check out my lens on how important it is to learn to read & enjoy reading in the early years of life. If not, you will have low performing schools in your school district. Lack of up-to-date base maps, especially when new Local Government areas and states are created.
With America’s unemployment rate still pretty high while coming out of a recession, this should come as no surprise. From my research I think the church schools that George Burgess referred to was probably the ‘National Schools’, established in 1811; the British schools being established in 1808.
It is not personal opinion but from reading and observation, it seems that it is the poorer and uneducated among Americans who have larger families when they can least afford it. My mother also was a registered nurse(she now has alzheimer’s disease and is in a nursing home) worked with poor patients and many of these women had large families and the children were from large families. So I am not idly talking but talking from knowledge and experience.
Secondary education has a longer history in Europe, where grammar schools or academies date from as early as the 16th century, in the form of public schools , fee-paying schools , or charitable educational foundations, which themselves date even further back.