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Ok, so I'm not a parent, which I'd imagine puts me in the minority of this online communtiy. I am 17 1/2 years old and a senor in high school. I have a lot of experience with the southern california public school system (I'm still a part of it), while I can also relate will younger students as I have a 5 year old sister in kindergarten and a two year old sister in preschool. I am very concerned with the high prices of college tuition and the lowering standards in the public school system. A typical day in my life is pretty hectic, eventhough I'm not a mom, I am a straight A student and number 1 in my class; I take a very heavy course load during the school year in addition to tutoring for meager wages after school and frequently babysitting my little sisters. But I can't complain, it'll all pay off when I get that full ride scholarship to MIT (crossing all possible appendages). I hope to bring a new perspective to discussions.
Post in: What preschool do you think is great in Alta Loma? Why? May 9, 2009
The community center Play School is very affordable and offers a variety of activities/ field trip. Many of the teachers are excellent, but some... More »
Post in: What are your thoughts about having the same teacher for two years in a row? May 9, 2009
If your child is successful in that teacher's classroom, why change it. I had the same teacher in 1st and 2nd, and the same math teacher 3 years... More »
Post in: Algebra I to be required for all California Eighth Graders July 22, 2008
Sounds like a bad idea to me. Nearly half the ninth graders in my school flunk algebra the first time around. A better idea is to offer several... More »
Post in: iPhones are great! But do they belong in the classroom? July 21, 2008
The problem is at the moment we're talking about 18 year olds, adults. Between classes and at lunch is our free time, it shouldn't be restricted... More »
Started conversation: Anyone else concerned with the rising price of college education? July 21, 2008
I am almost 18 and a high school senor, and the concept of applying to college baffles and terrifies me. I have always done exceptionally well in... More »