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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000344.txt from 2001/02

From: "Jim Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] chaos being sold for freedom...
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 11:50:58 -0500

I think this is generally true. And of course, Sarah's problem with the
bully may be an example of the "one bad apple" syndrome. I'm generally
satisfied with what our public schools are doing. I wish they would
actually teach more, though. I still maintain that our knowledge base from
the sixties high schools was greater than what is geneally taught in public
school, now.

One reason I agreed (and actually wanted) my daughter and her family to move
to the family home was the small town schools. They moved from a
metropolitan/urban area, and at 57, I would have been afraid to walk down
their high school hall, unaccompanied. I need to just deal with this one
little twit and get back to my volunteer section rehearsals with the
woodwinds at the high school. <g>

Jim

>From: Mark Charette <charette@-----.org>

>I have had the opposite experiences in the public schools that my children
have attended/do attend - calls right >away when there's any sort of
problem, guidance counselors who actually try to guide, etc., and school
problems >no worse than those I contended with while growing up. Two of my
children are still in the public school system >and generally things are
working out pretty well.
>
>Perhaps the good schools don't get the coverage because they don't make the
news ...

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