I know what your saying, but i really think these were grabbed solely to point out that just because people use real names, there can still be incendiary comments. I don't think the point was to prove that all fox news readers are angry psycho Christians.
Putting aside any religious arguments, weather you use your real name or not, it doesn't seem to matter when it comes to flame wars. I'm sure there may have been reasoned arguments mixed in with these, but it wasn't really the point.
Actually, I think that's a really good idea.no idea how it would work logistically, but having an open community setting would be awesome.especially if three was some kind of mentoring between older kids and younger kids.something to think about anyway.
Wow, you mean Chris. Right? I mean, YOU went to school and everything. Well, I didn't go to school until I was 12. But I do read bylines.
That said, there are merits to both Darryl's and Chris' arguments.As a parent with a boy entering the 5th grade this year, I can see how schools have changed and adapted since the 80s. Some in good ways, some in bad. No need to get into it. Darryl is right, not *everyone* is taught necessarily at the same pace.There are some kids who have a harder time reading, and they get sent out of class during certain periods to work with a special teacher. And there are kids who are insanely great at math and get to actually TUTOR older kids.
However, I will say that I think the entire educational system does need a re-think. Or at least add in some stuff like these Kahn Academy videos i keep hearing about. Some schools are doing FANTASTIC things that I would have loved when I was 10 or 12. Others though, make me want to cry. My kid's regular school was closed last year due to funding, yet 20 miles away in the same district, another school gets all new computers and a fiber connection. Now my son's new school is going to be over crowded and the other school gets laptops and state of the art equipment.
Anyways, I guess the lesson here is, READ.That's all, just read. I did, and look at me!