Tuesday, September 19, 2006

School ????

We're still getting into the swing of things with school. Jenna is still in the afternoon and Nora has a disaster with her studies. It seems that they've decided there will be no second year English in High School (Nora is in the program for languages/English - Social Sciences). They are switching from a 4 year program to a 3 year program this year and to do this they've cut English for 2nd year. They told her to repeat the subjects that she did in 1st year and then go on to do English next year. What!?! She did the first year of General Sciences and decided she wanted to switch to English. Last year she had to repeat the first year since she switched (even though she had passed it in General Sciences). Now they want her to do it again.... a third time?? The second year students are furious. The school principal asked that they bring their parents to the school to discuss the situation, so Mustafa went off to the school to see what's up.

Jenna is in fifth grade this year. This means that she gets to study English at school... but what is she going to study? The textbook has mistakes on every page!!! I doubt if the teacher can even speak English let alone teach it. . . . sigh . . . I'll have to pay a visit to the school and check things out... I'm not looking forward to it.

Education???? Really???


  1. At least you have a school for your daughters.....mine doesn´t want to go to school at all!

  2. Intrigued by your comment about learning English - one set of nephews and niece have taken to having me tutor them in English - only drawback is that I correct their pronunciation and the teacher tells them they are wrong, also pertains to grammar. So not sure how much of a servce I am doing for the kids - but I am determined that they will learn to say THanks not Sanks, etc.


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