Private Schools For Your Children For Less Than $850 a Year Tuition

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There are dozens of excellent Internet private schools parents can choose from. Some schools such as Keystone National High School only offer high-school programs while others offer a complete, kindergarten through 12th grade education.

Many accredited Internet schools give a course of study similar to traditional private schools. They take children through a progressive curriculum in math, science, reading and writing, history, and many other subjects.

This structured, comprehensive program, in effect, gives children a personal teacher and private-school education in their own living room.

This setup is especially helpful for single-working moms, or families where both mother and father work. Since Internet-school teachers superviserepparttar child's education, it's less likely that parents have to take time from work or quit their job to homeschool their kids.

As Turtel says to parents in his book , “You don’t have to settle for a third-rate public- school education for your children. You do have alternatives, many excellent, low-cost alternatives that can give your children a first-rate education and a rewarding future.”

"Public School, Public Menace" has a whole Resource section devoted to Internet private schools and many other education options. The author lists dozens of Internet schools with their website addresses. Parents can quickly research these schools, find out ifrepparttar 144029 yearly tuition fits their budget andrepparttar 144030 curriculum and teaching methods look suitable for their child.

Joel Turtel is an education policy analyst. He is also the author of "The Welfare State: No Mercy For The Middle Class." Contact Information: Website:, Email:, Phone: 718-447-7348, Article Copyrighted © 2005 by Joel Turtel, Article can be reprinted on ezines or newsletters only if Contact information to Joel Turtel and his website is included.

Literacy And Your Child -- Your Child's Life Can Be Ruined If They Can't Read Well

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In 1995, a student teacher for a fifth-grade class in Minneapolis wroterepparttar following letter torepparttar 144028 local newspaper: ". . . I was told [that] children are not to be expected to spellrepparttar 144029 following words correctly: back, big, call, came, can, day, did, dog, down, get, good, if, in, is, it, have, he, home, like, little, man, morning, mother, my, night, off, out, over, people, play, ran, said, saw, she, some, soon, their, them, there, time, two, too, up, us, very, water, we, went, where, when, will, would, etc. Is this nuts?"

In 2002,repparttar 144030 New York State Education Department’s annual report onrepparttar 144031 latest reading and math scores for public school students found:

• 90 percent of middle schools failed to meet New York State minimum standards for math and English exam scores.

• 65 percent of elementary schools flunkedrepparttar 144032 minimum standards.

• 84 percent of high schools failed to meetrepparttar 144033 minimum state standards.

• More than half of New York City’s black and hispanic elementary school students failedrepparttar 144034 state’s English and math exams. About 30 percent of white and asian-american students failed to achieverepparttar 144035 minimum English test scores.

• The results for eighth grade students were even worse. Here, 75 percent of black and hispanic students flunked bothrepparttar 144036 English andrepparttar 144037 math tests. About 50 percent of white and Asian-American eighth graders failedrepparttar 144038 tests. These illiteracy rates are now common in public schools across America, not just in New York City.

In short,as shown byrepparttar 144039 New York State Education Department’s annual report and other studies, student illiteracy rates in many public schools range from 30 to 75 percent. This is an education horror story.

That is what illiteracy can mean, what it does mean for millions of public-school children who can barely read. Does any parent want this kind of future for his or her children? I argue in my book, "Public Schools, Public Menace" that our public school system isrepparttar 144040 primary cause of this tragic illiteracy, and one reason why these schools are a menace to our children.

A great movie to see that showsrepparttar 144041 tragic consequences of illiteracy is "Stanley and Iris" with Robert DeNiro and Jane Fonda. After you see this movie, you might think twice about keeping your children in public schools.

Joel Turtel is an education policy analyst. He is also the author of "The Welfare State: No Mercy For The Middle Class." Contact Information: Website:, Email:, Phone: 718-447-7348, Article Copyrighted © 2005 by Joel Turtel.

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