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Friday, October 21, 2016

Another "teacher" abuses student

This heavy handed treatment of our children needs to stop.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A 13-year-old boy had to have his right leg amputated after a contractor at a Columbus, Georgia, school "body slammed" him repeatedly, an attorney for the boy's family said.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tired of the abuse

Thankfully this teacher was caught and fired, but how often does this happen?  How does this set up our children to not trust adults and to not trust anyone in authority like perhaps police?

I removed my kids from the schools for far less than this.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Amendment 1 Georgia 2016: Will allow the state to take over failing schools.

It sounds good, right?, but somehow I'd never even heard about it until I ran across a Facebook video today.  I couldn't pull the video, but here is the Facebook page:

Then I read this:,_Amendment_1_(2016)

And this:

and I am not feeling too good about it...

to paraphrase, from what I understand is the state will take over failing schools that could not meet the numbers in 3 years.  Then they would be able to hire and fire and change curriculum, and hold that school for 5-10 years, and if THEY could not then bring the school up to par, they would close the school.

That's bothersome.  I'd like to know more... a lot more.

Uh-oh Are my kids ever going to leave

It's not like I actually want them to leave or anything...and my daughter isn't really back yet, but, my son has moved comfortably into the basement and set up what looks like a space-age computing system to work on his website and I guess incubate.

I am preparing for my acting/artist/costuming daughter to come home by preparing one of the spare rooms in advance, so it it not just a huge cluttered mess.

So, clearly, they are grown and they either are or are planning to live with us for a while.

Both are considering grad school, but the boy will surely do it online...I don't know about the girl.

And I want them here, I really do... I just don't want to cook for them, or clean for them.  I don't.

Anyway, here's to hoping they aren't officially boomerang kids.

One in five people in their 20s and early 30s is currently living with his or her parents. And 60 percent of all young adults receive financial support from them. That’s a significant increase from a generation ago, when only one in 10 young adults moved back home and few received financial support. The common explanation for the shift is that people born in the late 1980s and early 1990s came of age amid several unfortunate and overlapping economic trends. Those who graduated college as the housing market and financial system were imploding faced the highest debt burden of any graduating class in history. Nearly 45 percent of 25-year-olds, for instance, have outstanding loans, with an average debt above $20,000.