Born 20 years too early

Man, I wish they had virtual schools when I was younger. I always learned more from my journalist-turned-chemical engineer father. He could proofread like no other (I learned the meaning of “stet” when I was, like, 6), and heaven forbid you needed to ask him for help with a math problem. Not only did you have to get the answer, but you had to know WHY it was the proper answer. Alas, virtual school in the 80’s would have found me connecting to the interweb with a .79 baud modem and printing out my papers on a dot-matrix printer.

Not so in this day and age. 600 lucky youngsters will start attending virtual elemtary school this fall. From the article, it looks like the program offers a nice medium between home schooling and regular schooling. Especially in Chicago, I am sure there are quite a few parents that would like to be more involved with how their children are learning.

6 Comments so far

  1. Shep (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

    “Especially in Chicago, I am sure there are quite a few parents that would like to be nmore involved with how their children are learning.”

    So, I assume that you favor school vouchers?


  2. Lauren Liss (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    Sorry, I didn’t realize that “more involved” was internet troll speak for school voucher. My bad.

    My only point was… quite a few parents would like to be more involved with how their children are learning. I don’t have kids yet but, when I do, I would like to follow what they are learning and be involved with the shaping of their little minds. And I am well aware of the fact that there are about a gazillion education choices in the city of Chicago. This seems like a nice way for parents to be more involved… how any of that screams “vouchers,” you got me.


  3. nikkos (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

    Shep-

    You’re every bit as annoying, ill-informed and trollish as when you used to post under the name “Ben.”


  4. Shep (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

    Being able to move your child from a failing school to a non-failing school is another way of being involved.


  5. Lauren Liss (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

    Again, something I wasn’t even talking about. If you want to continue arguing with yourself, go right ahead.


  6. Shep (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    I wasn’t arguing. I asked if you support vouchers because you were talking about ways parents can be involved with their childs schooling.

    It’s definitely related to your topic. If you don’t want to respond, for whatever reason, go ahead. Why you feel the need to be so rude, I’m not sure.



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