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Old 10-16-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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What Is Cultural Competency? - The Office of Minority Health

I suspect that this program is more widely used in areas of large diversity were one or more groups is under performing. Many ethnic groups have different language or cultural issues and do not typically participate in things like back to school night, because they may feel embarrassed, do not have transportation or there are issue with jobs. Meeting in the home is much more accepted in other cultures (as it is in Asia and Latino cultures) than it is in our culture. School is the best leveling ground and place to bring children in to the mainstream "culture" and visiting the home can help bridge that cultural gap for many.

I know in Asia teachers regularly visit the homes of students and even join families for dinner. It actually wasn't that long ago that having the teacher for dinner was the norm in this country.
That makes more sense. Thanks for translating.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Reason #48292 to homeschool...

There's no way in hell I'd let them into our home, unless I extended an invitation for whatever reason.
You'll let them visit when the government forces you to let them visit. And that's exactly what all of this is leading to. Government interference in the parental/child relationship.

Marxism 101. Study the history of any country in the 20th century that went under the heel of communism.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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That makes more sense. Thanks for translating.

No, it doesn't make sense. Teachers in this country weren't working for the government - especially a government that is socialist.

Teachers worked for the parents who hired them. Study some history. DOn't you realize the Dept of Education was created in 1976? This education system we have isn't what this country had for 200 years prior.

The government wants to interfere in the parent/child relationship. Utimately, they want to take control of children away from parents and give it to the state.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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What I think some people here don't understand (because face it, we are mostly middle class and not living in poverty here),
Is this where I raise my hand and say, "I do!"

I see a lot of intelligent people on this board with a variety of experiences.

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Old 10-16-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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No, it doesn't make sense. Teachers in this country weren't working for the government - especially a government that is socialist.

Teachers worked for the parents who hired them. Study some history. DOn't you realize the Dept of Education was created in 1976? This education system we have isn't what this country had for 200 years prior.

The government wants to interfere in the parent/child relationship. Utimately, they want to take control of children away from parents and give it to the state.
ROFLMAO!!!

Public school has existed in this country in every state since 1870.

Paid by all ,for the good of all...yes, socialist, even then.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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OMG talk about semantics.
participatory: providing the opportunity for individual participation.

cooperative: marked by a willingness to work with others.

I see a big difference between being unwilling to work with others and not utilizing an opportunity to participate.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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participatory: providing the opportunity for individual participation.

cooperative: marked by a willingness to work with others.

I see a big difference between being unwilling to work with others and not utilizing an opportunity to participate.
However, from the government's perspective I am certain that all non participants will be seen as uncooperative.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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However, from the government's perspective I am certain that all non participants will be seen as uncooperative.
Exactly!
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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If there was a meeting scheduled for bad behavior, I would meet them at the school in the administration office.
For this, I'd tell them I'm flattered, but no thank you.
SERIOUSLY? You don't want to let the person who teaches your children into your home because they might be a criminal? What planet are you on?
Having teachers know the parents of the children they teach is a good idea. Many parents will shrink away from any involvement in their kid's schools, so this will be good, although I'm sure the teachers would rather do something else besides spend their free time going to your house.
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