Which Programs should really be cut, if any?

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What School Programs Should Really be Cut?

Poll closed Mar 2, 2009.
  1. Physical Education

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  2. Music (choir, music theory, band)

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    50.0%
  3. Math (Beyond Algebra 2 & Geometry)

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    25.0%
  4. Literature

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  5. Science (Chemistry, Biology, Psychology)

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  6. Art & Expressive Writing (Art History, Studio Arts, Art I & II, Yearbook, Journalism)

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    25.0%
  1. thespecter2
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    Cutting school programs such as Physical Education, Art, and Music is old news but what programs should really be cut. No one really would like to see any I suppose but don't you think that cutting courses such as P.E. is a bit contradictory towards our supposed response to the obesity epidemic? And cutting art dwindles creativity and joy? Not only would students begin to lose motivation to go to school, but the learning curve will lower. Programs such as Math are being amplified when more students fail math related courses each year over any others... It makes no sense to me. Honestly, what do you guys think? Are subjects such as Math being over-produced and art programs being over-looked for there educational value?
     
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    I d say Art or music because they can be hobbies too, so it is more like a choice. But the other programs are essential.
     
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    It's been my opinion that PE should be a mandatory activity before classes start. For example have the entire school participate in calisthenics for one hour every morning from say 7 to 8 AM, let then shower and be in class by 9 AM. this way you could hire say a dozen college kids majoring in physical therapy or sports medicine to run the PE and not have to pay a teacher to do it.

    The concentration in academics should be reading, writing, critical thinking, math up to calculus, science and history.

    Music and art can be handled after school much like PE. Hire some music and art college majors to teach those that are interested.

    But try to get that past the NEA.
     
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    None of them.

    Human-kind needs all sorts of diciplines to make it work.

    Math and sciences, the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, industrial arts, even sports, all of these are essantial to having a productive and vibrant society.

    Children should be exposed to all of those.

    Given good exposure, they'll find their own path to which of those best suits their interests and their nature abilities.
     
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    The cheap ass people in the school district should pass a bond so all those programs run. I do not have kids in public school anymore and you can bet I vote FOR every bond the school puts out, unless I find something sneaky going on ( and I haven't) And yes I pay taxes.
     
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    why isn't there a "none of the above" choice?

    seriously, why would any of those programs be cut? they're all important.
     
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    None of them should be cut.
     
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    I have an idea.

    Lets actually care about educating our kids enough to pay for their educations.


    I sugest small schools.

    No school over 200 kids in it. Yes even the high schools.

    Schools need to feel like communities. My son attended a school with 2000 kids. He never gave anyone a momments problem. He attended regularly , did his work , got decent grades and was treated like a criminal every day. The school was so big and had so many authority figures ( principle , assitant principle, co asistant principle, hall monitors galore and on and on and on) that no one knew the kids. They treated everyone like they were about to go postal on everyone. He hated every second of high school.

    He eneded up finishing in a home studies program. He did a year and a halfs work in 4 months.


    We need to go back to teaching the kids instead of creating jobs for administrators.

    Smaller schools were the instructors and admin actually KNOW each kid.
     
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    If it's public education you're talking about, I have no opinion. We already spend more per student than any other industrialized country and get the least in return. Not even the POTUS sends his kids to Public Schools. Clearly, if you want your kids to have a good education, you'll either send them to private schools (like Obama) or you'll homeschool them.
     
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    If I had it to do all over again, I would home school. No question.
     

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