First, can't get an Internet connection, need someone more computer savvy, but till then I will blog from my phone.
So Grandma Claus got a magazine about Bill Gates and the documentary "Waiting For Superman". She also recorded the Oprah episodes on it an tonight we finally had a chance to watch. Yes we live in Canada and our schools seem to be ranked higher (although I am not sure how). We have similar problems. Teachers who can't be fired, schools sweeping problems under carpets, graduates who can't read etc etc. Every parent knows what I am talking about. In fact it is why a growing number of us homeschool. While watching it one man mentioned studying. So I had Grandma Claus pause it to tell her the shocking info I brought back from Sunny Nots school on grade 9 parent night. In each class one parent or another asked "what about homework?". "how come I never see any school work?" ..."or text books". Ready for the shocking answer? They are not allowed to bring most work home and not allowed to bring home text books. I wanted to know how they would ever study. Apparently there is time in class, as a class. No studying what you struggle with. No extra study in a subject you may struggle in. I was shocked. I have wondered what do o do about this? All because someone may forget to bring back their work for a day. Or the odd one gets lost an now a whole high school must study while in school. This is single handedly the most Druid thing I have ever run in to. So my solution after much is that I texted Sunny Not, she called and I advised her to just take it come January. Yes I suggested to my child that she steal her ext book an school work. Horrible thong unless you are talking abbey getting your kid to graduate with marks suitable for university or at least college. Yes if my eldest does poorly I will hold them at fault, after all she couldn't even study.
Just one more reason to homeschool