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Old 08-30-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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Because I am here short term due to husbands job, I will put up with these super duper crowded schools....Was told about this situation but didn't take it serious. I cannot believe how many students they jam into a school. My daughters class actually has 20 students which makes up for my other annoyances with this school. This school is actually one of the better ones in this area. However I don't care how great the test scores or teachers are. I cannot get over the size of this school population. I am just sooo glad it is temporary.

 
Old 08-30-2010, 10:31 PM
 
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If money isn't an issue, you can always look at private schools. It may not be feasible if you're having economic troubles, but otherwise it may be worth it to pay the tuition if you're that unhappy with the public schools.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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Homeschool or private school. now, I always get blasted from a couple of people when I try to warn them, and I did survive public school w/ my kids in Vegas for 10 years but it was a STRUGGLE every single day. Get yourself so known at that place that they call you by your first name and see if you want a cup of coffee when you walk in the door. It makes a difference.

Good luck sister.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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Sadly the major problem with education here in Las Vegas has to do with the parents. In general, people here don't seem to value education, or supporting their kids in school. They treat school like a day care and leave everything to the teachers. I've had teachers who can't assign homework because so many of their students would not complete it. Add in budget cuts and you have a bleak situation.

In general I have found elementary school to not be as bad. We lived in Washington State for a year and experienced a top rated elementary school. The class size was pretty much the same as you see here. Middle school and on up is where you start seeing major problems.

If you go to the school and evaluate the best students I bet you 100% they have active parents who oversee their homework and supplement their education outside of school.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 01:28 AM
 
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We are raising a generation of kids destined for problems in the future. Whether it be weighing down the system with crime or collecting government assistance. If only people could make the connection between slicing necessary education funding and the exorbitant amount of money it costs once they grow up. If people don't know already it can easily cost 50-75k to house a single prisoner per year. 20 students isn't that bad. That was about average when I was in school back east. However, the resources and motivation are being drained on a daily basis with most of these teachers. And it's not surprising why. As others have said, sadly many parents see getting their kids out of the house as nothing more than daycare.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Because I am here short term due to husbands job, I will put up with these super duper crowded schools....Was told about this situation but didn't take it serious. I cannot believe how many students they jam into a school. My daughters class actually has 20 students which makes up for my other annoyances with this school. This school is actually one of the better ones in this area. However I don't care how great the test scores or teachers are. I cannot get over the size of this school population. I am just sooo glad it is temporary.
I didn't realize 20 was considered 'super duper crowded'.

I grew up in Michigan - a state known for having good education, and having attended about 6-7 of them (my father moved around a lot), I never experienced anything less than 30.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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yes...but they didn't have autism, ADHD and aspergers back then!
 
Old 08-31-2010, 06:05 AM
 
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Twenty in a class is overcrowded? What?! In MN, where I grew up (and has some of the best education in the country), I had 25ish in every one of my classes.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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Stop whining. 20 students in a classroom isn't overcrowding.

Unbelievable how whiney Americans are becoming. It isn't all about you and your brat of a rugrat.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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SCHOOLS HERE ARE INSANE...I know we were warned!!!1
Anything ending with !!!1 should be ignored.
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