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Musings on modern education (“behavioral disorders teachers,” etc)?

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By Curtis Dahlgren at Renew America

“If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything.” – [Letter to a local newspaper]

USUALLY I skip over the reports on school board meetings, but I didn’t know we had to teach behavioral disorders. This time something caught my eye. I forget if it was the annual $34,000,000 budget or the “full-time high school reading interventionist.” Far be it from me to be critical of anyone, but call me slightly bemused; if we spend 34 million dollars a year, don’t you think kids should know how to read before they get to “high” school? Our one-room school teacher took care of the “behavior” problem on the first day of kindergarten, which allowed her to proceed to start teaching reading – on the first day of kindergarten! Even our intellectually challenged kindergartners knew how to read after the six weeks we got of kindergarten.

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