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Old 11-16-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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I have a question that has been killing me for the last couple of years.

A child can walk into a Sylvan learning center and take a test for about $300 and it can be found, in theory, where the problems are with that child in a subject. Then those problems are addressed.

The ratio of children to teacher is so far less that it is such an obvious factor. I have had my child there. But is that it? Is it that simple? Is it the type of tests they they take? I think what I am asking is that if we have such a push to teach to a test, what is getting missed? What is so different?

Edited for: I know that this push for a test is actually having them miss quite a bit. What I don't understand is why push for that test when (if) the answers are to be found in the other?

I'm just going to butcher this the more I go on. I hope this makes sense.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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There is a recent thread that might align with what you are trying to ask: Learning Centers
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