Parents --- Homeschooling Can Take a Lot Less Time Than You Think by Joel Turtel
... Public schools take eight to twelve years of children’s lives, yet they turn out millions of high-school graduates who can barely read their own diploma or multiply 12 x15 without a calculator. David Colfax and his wife Micki were public-school teachers turned ranchers who taught their four sons at home in the 1970s and 1980s, and three of their sons eventually went to Harvard. They co-authored a book titled Homeschooling For Excellence, which describes their home-schooling experience.
Parents Demand Dumbed-down Tests:An Unintended Bad Consequence of the No Child Left Behind Act by Joel Turtel
... Millions of high school students with low reading and math skills now risk not graduating from high school until they pass these tests. It is important that parents know the unvarnished truth about their children’s real academic abilities, but many parents are now frantic because they see their children’s failing grades on these new tests. As a result, they complain to school boards that they do not want their children taking these tests or not graduating from high school because of low ...
Parents' Complaints --- Arrogant Public Schools Turn a Deaf Ear by Joel Turtel
... For instance, many public schools have introduced classes and books about homosexuality into elementary and high-school sex-education classes. When parents find out about these classes, they frequently complain to the school principal and local politicians. To avoid these complaints, public schools often try to keep secret from parents what they teach in these sex-ed classes. Moreover, teachers, principals, and school authorities don't have to listen to those amateur, irritating parents who ...
Back to School Savings: Six Ways to Save Money During Back-to-school Time by Jamie Jefferson
... can make fun, personalized folders, supply tins, lunchboxes, notebooks, and book covers. 6. Plan a simple reward for the first day. Treat your elementary school student to a special surprise at the end of the first day (or at the end of the first week for middle school and high school students.) Take your children out for pizza or an ice cream cone and ask them to tell you all about their classes, their new friends, and what they think they are going to enjoy most about the year to come.
Back to School Checklist by Kathy Burns-Millyard
... If your children are a bit older - particularly in junior high or high school - be sure to get rugged, durable backpacks that will last. These older kids carry very heavy loads sometimes, and it helps to spend a little extra money for backpacks right at the beginning of the year. I've found that hiking backpacks work best for high school students, because they have large carrying capacities and they're quite strong and durable. Buying these types of backpacks will ensure they last through ...
Multiplying Success - Preparing Your Child for a Standardized Test in Math by Kayla Fay
... Use it for regular homework, test preparation, and for games. 6. Familiarize your child with the various types of measurement tools. Rulers are notorious for creating confusion, as some have leading edges, and some do not. Schools use a variety of compasses and protractors that are not available at Wal-Mart. Check with your school to see what they use. 7. There are several ways to approach math problems. Help your child find the ways that work best for her. Standardized tests aren't fun.
How Much Is Your Home Worth? Ask Your San Diego Realtor! by J Harris
... On the other hand, if your home is located near some truly great schools with high scholastic achievements ratings, your home value could improve, as well as give you a great marketing edge. Lastly, your realtor will assess the current housing market for your area. It used to be that you could locate a similar home in your neighborhood that had sold recently, add a ten percent increase, and you had your selling price. Home prices in the San Diego area, as well as in 75 other metro areas in ...
Back to School Savings by Cheryl Johnson
... I use certain shopping standards and tactics for most back to school purchases:Back to School ClothingAlthough my budget surely doesn't allow for a completely new school wardrobe for everyone, I do manage a few new outfits for each child and a new pair of shoes. If I didn't I would never be able to shake the shame of all the "I can't go school the first day in the same old clothes and shoes!" cries. I have found that once you're past the first few days, it doesn't really seem to matter.