Written by Irvin L. Rozier

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I remember Aunt Hazel and her shiny chrome toaster She always made me put my juice glass on a coaster Uncle Archie and Uncle Leo were remembered that day They sure loved to laugh, I miss them I do say

Thank you Bobby for giving a great gift I sat on your dock and watched a log drift Downrepparttar Satilla River byrepparttar 145946 old Burnt Fort Onrepparttar 145947 site ofrepparttar 145948 now long gone river port

The Archie and Ruth Winn family is spread far and wide Some were not there and missedrepparttar 145949 fish that Bobby fried I have found memories of my many kith and kin From that great American family withrepparttar 145950 name of Winn

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

Author of My Walk with the Lord,, various other articles and poems (do a google or yahoo search on my name), preacher, retired military

How Public Schools Lie To Parents And Betray Our Children

Written by Joel Turtel

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In 1990, three academics, Harold Stevenson, Chuansheng Chen, and David Uttal did a study ofrepparttar attitudes and academic achievement of black, white, and hispanic children in Chicago. They found a disturbing gap between what parents thought their children were learning andrepparttar 145934 children’s actual performance. Teachers in high-poverty schools had given A’s to students for work that would have earned them C’s or D’s in affluent suburban schools.

Inrepparttar 145935 study, black mothers of Chicago elementary school students rated their child’s skills and abilities quite high and thought their kids were doing well in reading and math. The children thoughtrepparttar 145936 same thing. Unfortunately,repparttar 145937 researchers found thatrepparttar 145938 parents’ and children’s self-evaluations of their math and reading skills were way above their actual achievement levels.

There was a big gap between their optimistic self-evaluations and their dismal academic performance on independent tests. Public schools were giving these children a false idea of their academic skill levels. In other words, these children were heading towards failure and no one bothered to tell them.

Parents would not be wise to trust any claims by teachers or school authorities about their children’s alleged academic abilities, even in so-called “good” schools in suburban neighborhoods. Parents should have an outside independent company test their child’s reading and math skills to find out how their child is really doing. If parents find that their child’s academic skills are far below what their local public school led them to believe, they might want to take their child out of public school and look for better education alternatives.

The Resources section in "Public Schools, Public Menace" shows parents many excellent, low-cost education options for their kids, such asrepparttar 145939 new Internet private schools, learning computer software just for kids, and home-schooling. Turtel's book and website,, also list many reading and math-skill testing companies parents can use to determine their children's true reading and math abilities.

Article Copyrighted © 2005 by Joel Turtel.

Joel Turtel is the author of “Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children." Website:, Email:, Phone: 718-447-7348.

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