Farmers Call it "Sucking Hind Teat"

There are lots of ways to organize a school and provide a curriculum for the students. Take a look at the curriculum described below and think about how this might work for your children and grandchildren.

Elementary School

The school provides an academically challenging curriculum with flexibility to meet the needs of individual students. The faculty works to instill a feeling of self-worth and self-confidence in each student while also requiring that he or she recognize the needs of others. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal with a balance between freedom and discipline.

The program is geared to the mastery of basic language arts and mathematical skills and encourages individual creative expression. Teachers use a thematic approach to learning which gives students an understanding of the relationship between disciplines. Scientific and artistic exploration as well as physical activity are important parts of the curriculum. The computer is used to enhance the teaching of many subjects. Students often visit the wider community on field trips and for service projects.

Middle School

Philosophically, the Middle School seeks to develop students in the following ways:
Middle school is a key period of individual growth and identity development. Students in grades 5 through 8 are beginning to discover their talents, interests, learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses. They are in the process of forming values and making choices that will define them into adulthood. They are eager for, and increasingly ready for, greater autonomy and independence.

At the same time that middle school children are beginning to define themselves as individuals, they are also exploring how they fit into the larger group. Peer relationships become increasingly important to them. They also seek to develop meaningful interactions with adults, including teachers, coaches, and advisors. The Middle School encourages students to become critically aware of their roles and responsibilities as members of the school community.

High School

The curriculum provides a broad foundation in the humanities and sciences, develops critical and creative thinking, stresses competence in oral and written communication and quantitative operations, and stimulates intellectual curiosity. Each student's personal and social growth is fostered by promoting self-confidence and self-esteem and by stressing personal integrity and physical fitness.

The faculty offers students opportunities to develop self-reliance and to undertake independent study and strives to promote world citizenship, multicultural understanding, and peaceful conflict resolution.

Is the kind of program you would like for your children along with an average class size of 7.6? Many people would, including the following:

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt, 29th President of the United States
Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States
Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States
Rodney E. Slater, 13th US Secretary of Transportation
Douglas Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland
Hunter Biden, Son of Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and former chair of AMTRAK Board of Directors
David Gregory, Host of Meet the Press on NBC
Debra L. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Entertainment Television
Robert L. Johnson, Co-Founder of Black Entertainment Television and former owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats
Sheila Johnson, Co-Founder of Black Entertainment Television and owner of the WNBA's Washington Mystics
Doreen Gentzler, Evening news anchor at WRC-TV
Seth Goldman (businessman), Founder of Honest Tea
Merrick Garland, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Federal Judge
Seth Waxman, 41st Solicitor General of the United States
Bob Woodward, Washington Post investigative reporter who broke the Watergate Scandal
Wanya Morris, Member of the R&B group Boyz II Men
Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
David A. Vise, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
Judy Woodruff, former host of Inside Politics on CNN
Al Hunt, Executive Washington editor for Bloomberg News
Charlie Sheen former main character on two and a half men CBS

If your children or grandchildren attend a public school in America, this is not the kind of education the power elite want for your children. What your kids get is a steady diet of test-prep and test where everything is measured by scores on the test. Can being rich and powerful be the only way to get a decent education for your children? What is going on here? Why do the elite choose the Sidwell Friends caviar brand of education for their own children and “hind teat” for yours? Why do you stand for it?



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