Our 6th grader doesn't even know what the Civil War was!!!!

@mehale (2200)
United States
October 12, 2009 12:31pm CST
With so much importance placed on these standardized tests that is all the teachers and schools are focusing on teaching now days. How is this preparing the students for their future or even college?? Has anyone else noticed that their children are not learning what they should in school anymore? Any suggestions?
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• Canada
12 Oct 09
I totally agree with all of you guys, I think that school stresses so much the kids, that they can't even remember what they have learned. There is so much pressure, and school also creates a distance between the kids and their parents. It creates problems like drinking and smoking and kids stop talking to their parents. So the parents don't know what's going wrong with their child
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
13 Oct 09
You bring up some very good points here. thank you so much for the input.