"I just have to wonder what goes thru kids heads when they hear / see stuff like that on TV."
don't let your kids waste a Sunday afternoon watching tv
It seems, in school, the kids are coddled beyond belief.... everyone gets to play / try / a turn
how do they learn if they don't get a turn? and no they're not coddled. my oldest has been doing homework since kindergarten
.... everyone gets a ribbon because they're ALL winners ( just for trying! )
maybe in northern cal, but not in Indiana
teamwork, teamwork, teamwork... "There's no "I" in teamwork" ( or $ signs )
this deserves 2 light bulbs just for typing what you typed
Then the kids watch TV and see this...."if you're not good enough to win with, then you're out!"
what do you think "No Child Left Behind" really means?
Michael Jordan was cut from junior high basketball
- - It's all about the money now... morals, ethics be ####.
which is why every kid gets a turn during summer league sports, cause it costs parents a sh!t-ton of money just to be on the roster, drive to practices & games that often fall on the same evenings as the other siblings in the family.
"No Child Left Behind" is based on money. People in wealthy school districts don't get left behind because they can afford outside help for the kids' school development....thus getting more funding from the gov't based on the superb perfomance on their standardized testing scores, compared to other school districts in lower income areas who can't afford outside help.
Furthermore, when has it not been like that at any point in history?????
not sure where you were going with all this, and frankly it didn't make a whole lotta sense to me, being a parent of 3 kids ages 1-7 who are pressured more than my generation to learn more at a much faster pace (homewrok in kindergarten is f%ckin crazy)