I don't really care if I am considered "rich" or not, my statement to that effect was related to yours regarding the rich being "out to get me". As for there always being a parent who says "not my kid" yes, they have always been around but these days they seem to be the rule, not the exception. More often than not if a student is in trouble the parent's response is "What did the other kid do?" or "Little Johnny was just confused." Finally, I think it is interesting the your Uncle felt like students were taught less now than years ago. I am in an elementary school and I feel like these children are pushed too hard. They are expected to master concepts they are not developmentally ready to understand and then moved on to the next topic. I believe that is one of the reasons we have problems. I don't recall the foreign country but I think it may be Finland, they have the highest literacy rate and the best readers in the world. They do not start teaching reading until 2nd grade. Our Kindergarten students are expected to come in knowing what I learned in Kindergarten or first grade.That being said about my grade levels, I don't disagree about the High School level. I think it is disgraceful that many HS students couldn't label all the states on a map or can't even find Canada.
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