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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2016, 11:32:32 AM »
That would work.  My kids grasped the concept of money really early.  They learned addition, subtraction and fractions and didn't even know they knew it.   :biggrin:

Dori, why wouldn't schools do it this way if it would work.  Why have all of this abstract jargon that in the end means nothing?   To me, this whole ten step process to add a number is such a waste.

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2016, 11:38:14 AM »
I may have ya beat...  Since I busted my left-arm some time earlier, I had to learn to write with my right hand and couldn't hold a pencil the 'correct' way.  I had to stand at the blackboard and write:  I HAVE BEEN HOLDING MY PENCIL THE WRONG WAY 100-times while the class was doing whatever in-session.  Then I had to bring-in sheets of paper the next day, with I WILL HOLD MY PENCIL THE CORRECT WAY 100-times while holding the pencil the 'correct' way.  She called my parents to make sure I was doing it right. 

Unbelievable.  And none of it worked.  I still hold it the 'wrong' way.   :thumbsup:   So screw you, Mrs. Merekel.

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My older brother was a lefty, which I heard was akin to witchcraft, and the nuns converted him to a righty. I never could read his writing until the computer age. The nuns must have had a field with him in school.  :laugh:

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2016, 04:49:53 AM »
Are you kidding me, they no longer teach kids how to write using cursive?

Never thought I'd see the day when something as basic as that, would no longer be taught in schools.

Reading and arithmetic remain shaky but still somewhat in play. Those same kids are in for miserable lives if the EMP blast wipes their SmartPhones.

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2016, 05:13:00 AM »
I may have ya beat...  Since I busted my left-arm some time earlier, I had to learn to write with my right hand and couldn't hold a pencil the 'correct' way.  I had to stand at the blackboard and write:  I HAVE BEEN HOLDING MY PENCIL THE WRONG WAY 100-times while the class was doing whatever in-session.  Then I had to bring-in sheets of paper the next day, with I WILL HOLD MY PENCIL THE CORRECT WAY 100-times while holding the pencil the 'correct' way.  She called my parents to make sure I was doing it right. 

Unbelievable.  And none of it worked.  I still hold it the 'wrong' way.   :thumbsup:   So screw you, Mrs. Merekel.

Your tortured tale elicits tsunamis of sympathy, squire, but I regret to inform you I too was among the beaten, paddled repeatedly, not just by a teacher but by an autocratic principal who never even asked what I was disobeying about. This was the 1950s when the first consolidated schools were formed and idiots could hide in plain sight, unquestioned. Now that I am older and wiser I resist finding out where I may find their graves, an hour after chugging a 40-ouncer.

Gadfrey! Listen to us! Next thing we know we'll dress up in cowls and capes, searchlight-signal and all, working off the childhood trauma.  :wink: Speaking of which, read the reviews here of Sinister People.

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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 04:28:38 PM »
The way our colleges 'n public school systems are run & operated, I wouldn't doubt the liberals aren't teaching our children our Constitution is patterned after the Communist Manifesto..!!
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Re: Why Schools Quit Teaching Cursive
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2016, 02:47:49 PM »
Check this out.

Those of you who are older like me, will instantly see that they've taken something that should be easy and virtually instantly known.

And replaced it with a long, drawn out, ridiculous method to get the same result instead.

http://www.education.com/question/math-taught-schools-changed-much/

For example, instead of looking at 2x4 and knowing instantly it's eight.

They have to do a long drawn out process, to arrive at 8 instead. First time I myself saw it, I thought this is crazy.

Now I know it's worse than just crazy.  It's dangerous.

In fact it's even led to where our nation is at now. We are now a nation full of people, who use certain kinds of tech everyday.
 
And have no clue what to do if it breaks down, how it does what it does, or why it does what it does.

That's a dangerous path to send our nation and our kids down people, it really is.

We are raising an entire generation or two currently, who will not be able to think for themselves.

I don't know about you, but the thought that this is who will be running things in my golden years.

Scares the hell out of me.
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