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I sort of live near your Mom and I totally understand. When my kids were in P.S. I had many questions about why there was so much T.V. in school as well as other similar concerns which all led to us choosing the homeschooling road instead.
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:
SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3
We watched movies too... but not things like Garfield... they were always those Educational ones. LOL Although in 6th grade we DID watch Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and then had to do a report on one of the historical figures they picked up.
I would be SO angry if they were watching a movie like Garfield (regardless of what they were trying to "get" out of it!)! I think I'd have to say, "Hey, send my son to the library with one of those math books that he can't bring home so he can work on his math!!"
PS is so messed up!
-- Lisa --
Wife to my best friend Troy, mom to Reilly and Declan
A couple of weeks ago I enrolled my children in a small charter school (I won't go into all the reasons why).
Needless to say we lasted all of 8 days and now we're back to homeschooling. They would send home all the work I thought they should be doing during school hours and expect me to teach it to them at home 3-4 hours every evening during our family time. It's homeschool for us. I just wish I could find out how to figure out where my children stand in comparison to the ps children (like placement testing or something). But since none of that is required around here and I don't have a lot of money to spend on private type testing I guess I just have to pray they turn into educated adults.
There is way too much TV in public school! And every parent has their own views on what is appropriate or inappropriate. Personally, I don't want the school deciding for my kids what they can watch. I think TV should be left out of public school unless it's an educational video to reinforce whatever topic is being studied at the time.
Happy Homeschooling Mom to: