As you may or may not know
I've been fighting my own small battle with our
local school system.
It sort of has me completely confounded.
They want 10 year olds to carry laptops
back and forth to school.
There are those who don't see the big deal
which I find very sad.
We are talking laptops with wifi and web cams.
They want to link the kids up to an
educational Facebook where they can all communicate.
Did I mention we have a local sex offender with three kids?
He'll be able to link up too.
Our superintendent is spearheading this drive.
She called me at home and admonished me that
" A computer is just like a musical instrument.
They have to get one while they are young so they can
pratice their skills"
" If a tuba came with a sex offender,
a webcam and porn -
then yes it would be just like an instrument"
I don't think they would make it on this bus either)
I've made speeches and written letters
Not sure where this stands.
It's like a pie and none of the pieces are good.
When did common sense go out of style?
When did it become passe to be a kid?
I'm not against technology.
I use it every day.
I'm not against them learning technology.
....but why does a ten year old need a device
I would NEVER buy them?
Why are they allowed to keep phones out on desks?
One bite of that apple and you can't go back.
When did people give up?
I am truly thinking of pulling my kids
and homeschooling them.
At least I would know they would have common sense.
There's my vent for the day!
Thanks for listening.
Well I've got a show Saturday
- if it doesn't rain. -
and a lot of prep!
Have a great Wednesday!