• Why are government-run schools so bad at educating children?

    One out of every five high school graduates is functionally illiterate. That's 13 years of school and $150,000 spent on a single student and only 80 percent have even learned enough basics to function in society. Not to mention we're talking about GRADUATES. Nevermind the people who drop out of high school... show more
    One out of every five high school graduates is functionally illiterate. That's 13 years of school and $150,000 spent on a single student and only 80 percent have even learned enough basics to function in society. Not to mention we're talking about GRADUATES. Nevermind the people who drop out of high school which in some (highly liberal) areas is as much as 50 percent. The average home-schooled kid outperforms 90 percent of high school graduates. http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/... https://www.hslda.org/docs/study/ray2009...
    21 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the process of getting your child to skip a grade?

    Best answer: You would need to talk to the school. Skipping a grade isn't just about academics. There are also social/maturity issues to be considered. It may be that he's advanced in his academics, but if he'd drown, socially, if he moved up a grade, that's something you and the school really need to think about. show more
    Best answer: You would need to talk to the school.

    Skipping a grade isn't just about academics. There are also social/maturity issues to be considered. It may be that he's advanced in his academics, but if he'd drown, socially, if he moved up a grade, that's something you and the school really need to think about.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are you proud of your achievements?

    Are you proud of your achievements?

    I am very proud of my achievements.
    I am very proud of my achievements.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Help Ricky is about to fail 9th grade? He has all Fs and the school year ends in May?

    Best answer: It's never to late to start revising so start straight away
    Best answer: It's never to late to start revising so start straight away
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why is after school detention so boring and MISREABLE ?

    Best answer: Think about it this way. It's installing some sense of consequence in your life - A sense of right and wrong. No one likes being punished but the sad truth of it is - Bad things have to be punished, otherwise how would we learn? You'll be thanking your teachers one day that they cared enough to rectify your... show more
    Best answer: Think about it this way. It's installing some sense of consequence in your life - A sense of right and wrong. No one likes being punished but the sad truth of it is - Bad things have to be punished, otherwise how would we learn? You'll be thanking your teachers one day that they cared enough to rectify your mistakes
    30 answers · 6 days ago
  • Should I miss school for work?

    So I'm in high school and I just got a job at JcPenney, so I have to go to orientation which is on Friday, while I'm at school and that's the only time I have. Should I do it or no?
    So I'm in high school and I just got a job at JcPenney, so I have to go to orientation which is on Friday, while I'm at school and that's the only time I have. Should I do it or no?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why are public school teachers so entitled , and unwilling to be kind to students?

    Best answer: Teachers are at least as nice as the average person, probably even more so. The thing is that our whole culture is not very kind these days. When we treat EVERYTHING as a production line, even schools, then people end up getting treated like products rather than people. Teaching is not an easy job. I would... show more
    Best answer: Teachers are at least as nice as the average person, probably even more so. The thing is that our whole culture is not very kind these days. When we treat EVERYTHING as a production line, even schools, then people end up getting treated like products rather than people. Teaching is not an easy job. I would recommend trying it before judging.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • My sons is in a alternative school and his principle is forcing him to go to public high school we're he's uncomfortable. What do I do?

    He got in trouble at the alternative school by not cooperating with there point sheet system, there solution is to send him to public school against his will. They will be putting him in 11th grade at the begging of next school year when he is supposed to be in 12th, he struggles academically and the public high... show more
    He got in trouble at the alternative school by not cooperating with there point sheet system, there solution is to send him to public school against his will. They will be putting him in 11th grade at the begging of next school year when he is supposed to be in 12th, he struggles academically and the public high school I feel will be to much for him
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • How can I find an old classmate from Elementary School?

    I know its usually trying to find a classmate from high school or maybe middle school. Would my elementary school still have records of who went there many years ago, and would they even give that information out if they did have it?
    I know its usually trying to find a classmate from high school or maybe middle school. Would my elementary school still have records of who went there many years ago, and would they even give that information out if they did have it?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help someone is trying to ruin my future?

    So long story short, me and my friend were joking around making offensive jokes in the back of the class, and some kid recorded it (illegally btw) and is now showing people telling them im a nazi and claiming he will try to ruin my life and get me disqualified from the military, and im not sure what to do?!
    So long story short, me and my friend were joking around making offensive jokes in the back of the class, and some kid recorded it (illegally btw) and is now showing people telling them im a nazi and claiming he will try to ruin my life and get me disqualified from the military, and im not sure what to do?!
    14 answers · 6 days ago
  • I am worried I will not graduate high school because I can not exempt my finals.?

    So recently I had received In School Suspension, and they had told me I can not exempt my finals and then finals are on graduation day and I feel like I m not going to walk across that stage and dissapoint everyone. Any ideas?
    So recently I had received In School Suspension, and they had told me I can not exempt my finals and then finals are on graduation day and I feel like I m not going to walk across that stage and dissapoint everyone. Any ideas?
    4 answers · 23 hours ago
  • I just FARTED in front of the whole school! I may as well just commit suiside!?

    Best answer: thats not worth killing yourself over, be more careful what you eat next time
    Best answer: thats not worth killing yourself over, be more careful what you eat next time
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • Im 16 currently and dropped out of high school.?

    i could never stand the teachers or getting my school work done. i have always felt like school wasn t for me. but ever since i dropped out i felt like everything was going to work out . now i just feel hopeless.and do not know what to do. i don`t know what i wanna do anymore ether. what might be wrong???
    i could never stand the teachers or getting my school work done. i have always felt like school wasn t for me. but ever since i dropped out i felt like everything was going to work out . now i just feel hopeless.and do not know what to do. i don`t know what i wanna do anymore ether. what might be wrong???
    15 answers · 7 days ago
  • My science teacher said that people who believe in god are all just a bunch of ignorant nut jobs who have nothing better to do than be dicks?

    Best answer: Tell your science teacher he believes that because he continues to fail in learning how to see and interpret advanced scientific knowledge hidden in ancient Biblical scripture that could not have originated from any human mind on earth at that time and had to originate from a non human scientific mind for humans to... show more
    Best answer: Tell your science teacher he believes that because he continues to fail in learning how to see and interpret advanced scientific knowledge hidden in ancient Biblical scripture that could not have originated from any human mind on earth at that time and had to originate from a non human scientific mind for humans to follow. Once your science teacher learns how to do that he will become an advocate for Intelligent Design Theory.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • High school is boring?

    Best answer: Here's a tip: Read up on a few countries where children have no right to education and do not attend school: Afghanistan (7 million children, and 92% of the girls); Pakistan (6.8 million children, including girls who are shot if they try to attend school); Somalia (where 90% of children do not attend school);... show more
    Best answer: Here's a tip:
    Read up on a few countries where children have no right to education and do not attend school: Afghanistan (7 million children, and 92% of the girls); Pakistan (6.8 million children, including girls who are shot if they try to attend school); Somalia (where 90% of children do not attend school); and so on. Read about what life is like for these children, and the kinds of lives they have after they grow up. Then, think about what YOUR life will be like if you do NOT attend school for the next three years.
    Realize that, if you are bored - EVER - that is your fault. All throughout life, what you get out of your experiences is directly related to the effort you put in to making the most of those experiences.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to look good at school?

    Best answer: Welcome to being a teenager. Everyone has body image issues. Step #1 is always to accept and love yourself for who you are. Self-loathing is poison. Next, it is absolutely great advice to make sure your uniform fits you properly and is clean and pressed. You can't look good if your clothes don't... show more
    Best answer: Welcome to being a teenager. Everyone has body image issues. Step #1 is always to accept and love yourself for who you are. Self-loathing is poison. Next, it is absolutely great advice to make sure your uniform fits you properly and is clean and pressed. You can't look good if your clothes don't fit.

    If you are overweight, now is a great time to adopt healthy eating and exercise. This may mean taking with your parents about changing some things at home as well as making difficult choices when you are presented with tempting foods. The short and long-term benefits of healthy eating and moving to a normal weight are significant. It won't happen overnight, but if you start now you will see positive changes. There are great, sensible eating plans (like Paleo) and some wise diets. You can walk the dog or do a dance DVD at home. Regular exercise will boost your attitude and it doesn't take that much. You can find 30 minutes a day. If you are unwilling to address your eating and exercise habits, then you aren't really ready to deal with this yet.

    Don't overlook posture. Stand up straight, roll your shoulders back and away from your ears, tuck your tush under and get your head back. Go posture and a smile will change how you are perceived by others and it also improves your brain chemistry. Just do it.

    Go to a salon and get advice on the best cut/style and products for your hair type. There are styles that will make your face look good, bring out your eyes, and will work for any type of hair. Just know that better style usually means more time. You can't roll out of bed and expect to look like a model. If you are willing to do some styling and use the appropriate products, you can improve your look.
    4 answers · 2 days ago