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49jim

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Current location: Oswego NY
Member since: Sun Jul 6, 2003, 08:23 PM
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Observation: It's great to see

a president not sitting on the edge of the chair like he was on a toilet with foreign leaders.....

My wife is supervising student teachers

at our local NY state university.

She is doing it all virtually. I give here credit for using zoom.....google virtual classroom and the like. ( she just turned 71).
She has 8 students in her case load.

Today she was observing a 5th grade class on the three branches of government. (and their rolls) They were all involved and all at home on their devises.

My wife asked the cooperating teacher why she didn't mention the name of the president or governor to give the students some perspective of the real world. The teacher was afraid of parent backlash given the current political climate. Sad!

These students won't probably get exposed to this topic again until they take government classes in high school. Unfortunately, this is how the curriculum is designed not only in NYS, but across the country. It should to be taught every year..in small doses in classrooms....in some form....from this grade on through graduation!
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