One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. Jack Garrott

    Jack Garrott said, almost 2 years ago

    This strikes me as too true to be funny. I attended school all right, but I’d say most of my education took place at home, reading National Geographic and Encyclopedia Britannica, and watching and listening to my parents.

  2. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, almost 2 years ago

    I didn’t like school, still don’t, but I admit I learned to read in school—not from my parents. And I can thank some great teachers who taught grammar, history and science and computer science in ways that ‘got through.’
    Most of what I know comes from my effort outside of class, but I DID learn in school.

  3. punslinger

    punslinger said, almost 2 years ago

    I tried to pick up stuff everywhere, but school was my default source!

  4. 1MadHat

    1MadHat said, almost 2 years ago

    School, particularly college, taught me that I could think. A friend taught me how to think. I’ve taught myself what to think about.

  5. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, almost 2 years ago

    I learned in school and out…but our education system keeps declining now that schools are kind of forced to teach the government tests and make the mediocre seem exceptional.

  6. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 2 years ago

    American Public Schools™, ladies and gentlemen…

  7. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    “Yeah, lady, I learned that if you call me girlie one more time, I’ll punch you right in the knee!”

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    I ran for Texas State Board of Education – the ones the cowardly schools across the nation let write their textbooks.
    I was on the ballot (not a write-in), but none of the corporate media would mention the fact. Eternal vigilance …

  9. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, almost 2 years ago

    Kids are bored of education.
    Perhaps they need more “real world” connections in the curriculum?
    Yeah, I went there. Sorry.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Public school isn’t “evil” but it is underfunded and lately is being run by corporations not teachers. The best school system on the planet is run by an elite—-teachers. Not everyone can be one like in the USA. The place is Finland. Study how they achieved their stellar record.

  11. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, almost 2 years ago

    School open on Dec. 26th?

  12. RUBBER DUCKY

    RUBBER DUCKY said, almost 2 years ago

    THANK YOUMEMBERS OF THE PTA

  13. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 2 years ago

    Ruthie perhaps why your not learning is your not paying attention to subjects teacher presents. When children do not listen then parents blame the teachers not their child what do you expect. Two or three states schools are planning to expand school session since the students are not learning as not paying attention.

  14. calvinsfriend110

    calvinsfriend110 said, almost 2 years ago

    Who says schools aren’t doing their job?

  15. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, almost 2 years ago

    Some of the blame lies at the foot of parents. My parents were involved in my education, but others are not so lucky. When the parent knows the top 10 songs list, but can’t tell you their kid’s teacher’s name, or at least one friend their kid has at school, there is a problem there.

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