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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 03:57 AM
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3. I've always been an advocate for
stricter curriculums focusing on the major subjects, less on extra-curricular's. Mandatory 4 years of the 5 majors: English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Physical Education. I understand the need to allow those gifted students the ability to test out of courses in which they excel in. Though entry into these advanced math and science courses at the middle-school level should only be with teacher approval. I couldn't imagine having an 8th classroom full of 30 students where you are trying to teach them advanced concepts of coordinate geometry and theorems. Or how about a 7th grade Algebra II class.

My alma matter is starting a program where they will offer students the opportunity to attend online classes over the summer. The point is to diversify the curriculum with special topic-specific courses that can be studied at home under parental supervision.
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