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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 26, 2011

"Parents who are complaining about their children not being able to read should ask themselves what they are doing about it at home. You should know yourself that by fifth grade if your child can not read."

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daisymae 2 years, 3 months ago

Unfortunately most parents think it is the teacher/school's job to teach their children to read and do not want to be bothered with taking the time to listen to them practice reading or for that matter help them pronounce the words correctly...NO I am not a teacher.

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Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

Couldn't agree more. If the squawk has anything to do with the recent identification of the lack of integrity in our public education system as a result of the CRCT investigation don't blur the issue. This wasn't a report on parenting. It was a damning report on people with a tremendous responsibility who are paid by tax payers to educate and serve as examples to children (some or most of which may not have an involved parent at home)

Parents should always be deeply involved in their children's lives.

Public servants entrusted to the people of our community should be trustworthy....not lacking integrity.

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rock 2 years, 3 months ago

I watched a T.V documentary last night on slavery. It was considered Illegal and Immoral to teach a black child to read as it may have led to insurrection. I am now asking myself, why the people in Albany are always mentioning the thier ancestery, yet fail to teach the children to read and write and perform in the world as other cultures. Can it be that the educators in the DCSS are actually afraid to educate these children or are they simply trying to keep the culture in Albany subservant. It seems to me that the way to overcome the slave period of the south is to educate, Since the old adage of Knowledge is Power, is profound in itself.

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bubbavet 2 years, 3 months ago

I TRIED TO WHAT IT, BUT I JUST GET SICK OF THE BLAME GAME. I FIGURED THIS WOULD BE NO EXCEPTION. WHAT YOU SAY HAS A LOT OF TRUTH IN IT.

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agirl_25 2 years, 3 months ago

I do not believe it is the job of the parents to teach the children how to read. That is the job of the teachers and if our schools had decent, well educated teachers we would have well educated children who could read. When I was in school in the 50's we had the See Dick Run, See Jane Run, Run Spot Run, See Spot Run books but by gosh we learned to read. But then we had well educated teachers too, not these things that are turned out of second and third rated schools you call colleges and universitites. You stick Dr or PhD behind or in front of a name and then boost them into positions in the school system where they can disgrace it by cheating and making the children suffer by giving them such a poor education, or none at all, so that when they do graduate they cannot even read on a 3rd grade level. YOU ARE A DISGRACE. You lie and cheat to make yourselves look good but you are nothing but the lowest form or life, to do it to a child, to make yourselves look good. What a disgusting bunch. I am so glad none of my children or grandchildren never had to go to school in the area. I would hate to think they ever had to have contact with any of the educators in Albany or the county.

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