Public Schools Can Waste 12 Years Of Your Child’s Life

Written by Joel Turtel

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6. Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Edison, and Mark Twain all went to a formal “grammar” school for less than two years. All were home-schooled by their parents or self-taught after they learned to read. Author John Gatto, in his book “Dumbing Us Down” said that most children can learn to read, write, and do basic arithmetic in only 100 hours of intense study. Yet our public schools keep children locked up for 12 years, yet can barely teach them to read.

7. Once children learn to read and write well within two years of intense study, they doesn’t need a public school at all. With their parents’ help and guidance, they can direct their own studies and education at home. Over two million children do this right now—it’s called homeschooling.

8. Public schools are a government-controlled monopoly. Bad schools don’t close down because compulsory taxes prop them up. Incompetent or mediocre teachers aren’t fired because tenure laws protect them. That’s why public schools will never improve and will always waste children’s precious time.

9. A study byrepparttar National Education Commission on Time and Learning found that middle-school and high-school children spent on average only about 50 percent of their school day on core "academic" subjects. The rest of their time is spent on classes about sex-education, personal safety, family life, consumer affairs, AIDS and drug prevention, save-the-environment, multiculturalism studies, "cooperative-learning" projects, study halls, electives, homeroom, counseling, sports activities, or pep rallies (high school).

If parents value their children’s time, passion for learning, and future success in life, then they should consider taking their children out of public school, permanently.

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.

Which Potty Chair You Need For Potty Training?

Written by Janice Caller

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The second type of potty-chair isn’t really a chair at all. I like to think of it as a potty cushion. It fits snug over a full size toilet. The seat cushion is like for a little behind. It is a great transition either before or after potty training. There’s no need for cleanuprepparttar hole is also smaller so you don’t have to worry about your little one falling in.

In a nutshell, here arerepparttar 144023 pros and cons of each types of portable potty. The Stand Alone Potty

• Pros: Easy for toddler to use • Cons: You have to dump

The Musical Potty • Pros: Toddlers likerepparttar 144024 sounds • Cons: You have to dump

The Potty Cushion • Pros: You don’t have to dump • Cons: Sits Up High on Toilet

Ifrepparttar 144025 potty cushion is your choice, then you’ll want to buy a step stool to go along with it. The stool helps toddlers climb on and offrepparttar 144026 toilet. Okay, so you have some idea ofrepparttar 144027 kinds of potty chairs that are out there, just choose whichrepparttar 144028 best is for your children.

Janice Caller, author of "A Parent's Guide to Toddling, From Diapers to the Pot." She successfully potty trained her four children. Visit her Website at

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