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Since: Jul 11

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#23 May 1, 2013
@the man>you want to know "It kills me how everyone wants to honor the constitution to the letter on gun rights , but dont want to honor the government establishing a religeon one. What denomination or religeon would lead the prayer ? If everyone is so concerned with Christianity then why do we have a drug problem, a 50% divorce rate. What you are basically saying is you are just a little better than everyone else. The BIBLE says to live in the world but not be of the world. Did your self righteous child ever try to witness to the bullies about his faith ? How many people have you told about your faith today. None I bet because you are hiding behind a private school that you think does it for you" what do you mean don't want to honor the government establishing a religious one? The government already established a religion--HUMANISM. The Supreme Court also decreed it a religion. As to what denomination that would lead a prayer, any sincere Christian would be able to manage that-any Jewish would, only that one would not pray in the name of Jesus, but of God. As to all the drug problems, divorce rates, etc. evil has entered this world as the world kicked God out. God does not force Himself upon His people. The divorce rates and drug useage had increased dramatically without Him as the center of one's life.
Oh how waspish you are...has our self-righteous children told their bullies about Jesus? Hopefully so...even with words. And how many of the parents have shared their faith? Good question. That is one for each and every person-not exclusive for those who put their children in private schools.
Later in a different post you said: " I would like to know where all this bullying takes place. I visit the schools all the time and never see or hear anything. Sometimes kids get themselves bullied because they start it. Not saying your child just some children". This bullying takes place at every school.
My little son was knocked unconscious on the school bus when he was 5 years old. He was so excited to ride the big yellow bus. Somehow that security tape disappeared, but the principal saw it and talked to the parents who said their boy would never do anything like that. Maybe our child bumped his head...Then there were the multiple times he would come home smelling as if he had not made it to the bathroom on time. Was getting ready to make him an appointment with the doctor when I found out the bullies were dragging him into the bathroom and urinating on him all the time. Then at recess, I saw where he had lumps, bruises, and some evidence of bleeding. He wouldn't say. So next day I went and parked inconspicuously . The bullies were stoning him. I stopped that. I made sure to be there every recess from then on. Then there was the time he was tackled and nearly killed by them stuffing his mouth full of grass, dirt, leaves and rocks. and sitting on him while he nearly suffocated. Then the last week of the third grade, he was viciously kicked between the legs. He had to have surgery after that. Those are just a few things that went on in primary school. PRIMARY SCHOOL.
We are home schooling him now. Middle school would make minced meat out of him from the reputation they have. I know there are good teachers there. I know plenty of them. But they can't walt the halls with him or be in the restroom with him. No, He simply is not going to be in a brick and mortar school for a very long time. I don't want to be going to his funeral.
The man

Medina, TN

#24 May 1, 2013
I rest my case
bullied at RJHS n the 80s

United States

#25 May 1, 2013
Good point, OX. We can't be with our kids every minute of every day. And bullies bully in secret, away from the eyes of authority but in front of an audience of their peers (other kids). And the young bystanders won't report it because THEY don't want to risk retaliation and possibly being the next target. Bullies are very sneaky and have a real flare for escaping accountability for their actions. Most bullies are sociopaths and know how to turn on the charm whenever authority figures are around. People need to wake up and see behind the mask of the bully.
Guest

United States

#26 May 1, 2013
The schools in Dyersburg teach things like Chinese not just Spanish. They start in Junior High teaching what our schools wait till high school to teach. The time in the class rooms are the same and state regulations are the same but their public school systems are better quality. The Lauderdale School systems pick and choose what schools get the better quality not let the kids in both towns have the same oppertunities. When a child has to travel between schools in the same district to be able to do certain things how can you fault a parent for taking them somewhere that's its all in one school?
bassmaster

Madisonville, KY

#27 May 1, 2013
my kid starts school this year for the first time and he is going to go to halls school and the first time I hear of him being bullied and nothing is done about it he will be taken out of school and he will either go to a private school or ill teach him myself
Fun

Jackson, TN

#28 May 1, 2013
When did third grade move to PRIMARY? Thought that was ELEMENTARY which you say is so grate ox.
The man

Medina, TN

#29 May 1, 2013
Guest wrote:
The schools in Dyersburg teach things like Chinese not just Spanish. They start in Junior High teaching what our schools wait till high school to teach. The time in the class rooms are the same and state regulations are the same but their public school systems are better quality. The Lauderdale School systems pick and choose what schools get the better quality not let the kids in both towns have the same oppertunities. When a child has to travel between schools in the same district to be able to do certain things how can you fault a parent for taking them somewhere that's its all in one school?
Have you gone to Walmart in Dyersburg ? Where did all the intelligence go ?
The man

Medina, TN

#30 May 1, 2013
I still have a problem with teachers in our school system that send their kids to private schools. They are just there for a paycheck and insurance. Not where their loyalties are
The man

Medina, TN

#31 May 1, 2013
Some of the kids that accuse other kids of picking are usually the ones that start it
Know

Hornsby, TN

#32 May 2, 2013
The man wrote:
I still have a problem with teachers in our school system that send their kids to private schools. They are just there for a paycheck and insurance. Not where their loyalties are
It shouldn't matter where teachers send their kids to school. There are a lot of teachers that don't even live in this county.
The man

Medina, TN

#33 May 2, 2013
There needs to be loyalty to your place of employment. They shouldnt send their kids to private school in any county. What if you owned a store and your manager shopped somewhere else for the same goods. You would fire him. If the school is good enough to supply an income and insurance then it is good enough tpo educate your children. What would you say if Pavletic or Schuh recruited industry to another town while being paid to run this one. You would be furious . Or if the chamber of commerce told everyone to shop in another town . You would be furious. It still all goes back to having to compete with the Jones. The typical Ripley path to show off is a country club membership, a suburban, big house you cant afford and private school.I forgot the lakehouse at pickwick
Know

Hornsby, TN

#34 May 2, 2013
The man wrote:
There needs to be loyalty to your place of employment. They shouldnt send their kids to private school in any county. What if you owned a store and your manager shopped somewhere else for the same goods. You would fire him. If the school is good enough to supply an income and insurance then it is good enough tpo educate your children. What would you say if Pavletic or Schuh recruited industry to another town while being paid to run this one. You would be furious . Or if the chamber of commerce told everyone to shop in another town . You would be furious. It still all goes back to having to compete with the Jones. The typical Ripley path to show off is a country club membership, a suburban, big house you cant afford and private school.I forgot the lakehouse at pickwick
I WISH I owned all of the above but I don't. I live in a single wide trailer (that is paid for). We don't own any SUVs, just own a simple car and truck. The car and truck are not brand new but they are paid for. Oh, and most importantly I do not have a country club membership and don't ever want one. I CHOOSE to send my child to a private school for reasons you will never understand. My child has attended public school so I know first hand what goes on in the school system. If you are okay with your child going to a public school then I am happy for you. It really isn't anyone's business where a teachers child goes to school. Kids are not food products or jobs. They are the most important person to their parents. So, if teachers want to send their child to a private school that should be there right.
Just Sayin

Dallas, TX

#35 May 2, 2013
The man wrote:
There needs to be loyalty to your place of employment. They shouldnt send their kids to private school in any county. What if you owned a store and your manager shopped somewhere else for the same goods. You would fire him. If the school is good enough to supply an income and insurance then it is good enough tpo educate your children. What would you say if Pavletic or Schuh recruited industry to another town while being paid to run this one. You would be furious . Or if the chamber of commerce told everyone to shop in another town . You would be furious. It still all goes back to having to compete with the Jones. The typical Ripley path to show off is a country club membership, a suburban, big house you cant afford and private school.I forgot the lakehouse at pickwick
What difference does it make, hire out of town people to do the square, and when you have jobs available the boards around here hire from outside, even when you have people from here qualified for the positions! Put people like Montell Manners on a board, couldn't even run his own business! This whole town is a joke, yes send your kids where you want to, it is your money!
big juicy

United States

#36 May 4, 2013
what about the women that work in the elementary cafertia they are some fat women that work there . i went eat with my son and man the food and the service suck !! so why we talking about the school system lets talk about the food and workers cooking the food ! they were rude and smart tails! i thank about taking my child out and gateway !!!

Since: Jul 11

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#37 May 4, 2013
There are no answers to set in concrete for all situations EXCEPT that the first and foremost beginning is the Bible.
Humans sin like crazy and I am definitely a human. However, those who believe that we are fallible have a conscience which I believe is the Holy Spirit that tells us we have done wrong, need to confess it and ask for forgiveness and try our best not to do it again.
That being said, our schools need to become places of safety, learning, and gaining wisdom. Government interference is an anathema for any of those.
The teachers whose hearts are with God first, who raise their children in the fear of the Lord, and who wish to share this teaching and helping children to be able to become productive members of society need to be supported and encouraged by the parents. Now they are threatened to even suggest they believe in God.
Students today are more challenging. Mine now is. He does require five adults sometimes for one essence of learning time. I would love to be able to climb into his brain and correct what happened during his development from cellular splitting to very premature birth. And often he is one of the most fascinating and loving and smart boys I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. In regular classrooms, he was often disruptive and is not a good candidate for brick and mortar schools.(and whomever it was is correct, 3rd was elementary school, not primary.sorry there were just so many occurrences, time got fuzzy.) His teachers probably felt they could rip out their hair or just duct tape him to the wall.Have considered that on occasion myself. He would probably think the duct tape would be fun for a while..But with his behaviors many times, they were not able to focus on the rest of the class. That was not a satisfactory day for anyone.
His physical, mental, emotional, spiritual makeup is not someone's fault. It is not an accident. It is just as it is-a sum total of a beautiful person who has brought John and me more fullness of life than we could ever have though possible. He is so unique and special and fantastic. A day without him is empty. How gracious our God is to allow us to have this time with such a person.
Schools need to have children who have parents who have this kind of satisfaction with their child(ren). Teachers need to know the parents will be extremely active in the process of education. All materials taught need to be reviewed all the time by parents to know what is being taught. This is one area where the government sneaks in propaganda. I once heard a commentator say that parents need to be so active that a receptionist at the school would drop her/his head and say>OH NO, HERE THEY COME AGAIN.
I can unequivocally say that most schools would much prefer parental involvement on a regular basis than letting the school being an expensive baby-sitter; and at the end of the day, go in yelling about some problem, blaming the 1.teacher, 2.other student.3. principal, 5 all of the above. Never would their kid be in trouble./ do wrong/ cheat/ steal/ curse/ bully/ fight.
Go to the school board meetings. Make sure to put your desires down on the agenda for the next meeting if you wish to be heard. Unfortunately our school board does not have open meetings where the general public can have questions and answers on the spot.
Make appointments with the teachers on a regular basis to discuss your child(ren). Write down concerns; expectations. joys of accomplishments...jot down suggestions, timelines. Participate in activities. Go eat lunch when possible. Sponsor a kid. Take outgrown school clothes. There are so many positive ways to be involved and make a difference.
Also become involved in voting. Stay up to date on where the political folks stand on educational matters. Talk to them, write to them. Make them know where YOU stand on those matters. Make your vote count when the feet hit the pavement, too. PARENTS NEED TO BE IN CHARGE OF THE SCHOOLS.

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