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From: Patricia Knott (pknott_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 25 2003 - 19:01:48 PDT

I must have missed a response. The article I sent is not about kids bright
enough to "skip" and go on to college. It's about high school kids only
doing what is necessary to get out of the building and therefore
relinquishing electives. I'm sure it is an economic thing --- we can't
afford to house all these kids anymore... or pay for art teachers.
My school has 'senior privilege" First or last period study hall they
don't have to come. The kids wangle their schedules for those study halls.
It's cut into my electives.
I think we have to take a serious look at what is being done to save money.


In a message dated 6/25/03 9:21:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

what is the three year option? Does that mean we'll be sending sixteen
olds to college? Sounds pretty scary o me.
Judy S

    I guess you've never met a student bright enough to easily take on their
first year
of college at 16, my daughter was one. And I might add, she did very well.
Someone who is responsible enough to be in that position is usually mature
enough to tackle
the next challenge. Really not scary at all, even as her Mom.
Patti in Fl. ---