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Some Kid Facts
Or... Kids? Not So Much.
Child Costs On The Rise
WASHINGTON (UPI) - It will cost the parents of a child
born last year about $5,000 more to raise him to age 18 than it
would have had he been born eight years earlier, an Agriculture
Department economist said Wednesday.
What's for Lunch?
Head Start Programs Scheduled..."Center based programs will begin in Tyrone and Bellwood Area. Fifteen children will be enrolled in each. In addition one Home - Based program will be operating in the Mines area of Williamsburg, serving no more than 10 children.
Both center - based and home - based programs share all the Head Start components, planned education, parent involvement, health and social services. The center - based program operates four days each week with children being brought to the center, the fifth day the classroom staff work with the parents in their home, involving them in their child's educational process. Each home is visited once in two weeks." Tyrone Daily Herald, October 16th, 1975
SURVEY OF THE DECADES - CHILDREN & FAMILY
Raising Children in the 1970s
Kindergarten to enroll next week
There will be kindergarten enrollment on Monday and Tuesday,
August 4 and 5, in the library of the Chillicothe Area
Vocational-Technical School. Enrollment hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Parents are to bring the child's birth certificate and
immunization records. The child must be 5 years old before October 1
in order to enroll in kindergarten.
Unbeknownst to parents, the schools had been taken over by patients from the local insane asylum, in what will one day be considered the most successful conspiracy in history, wherein every member of the educational profession was swapped out for a patient, who then simply assumed their role. This has to be what happened, because how would you otherwise explain this:
"We affirm the students' right to their own patterns and varieties of language -- the dialects of their nurture or whatever dialects in which they find their own identity and style. Language scholars long ago denied that the myth of a standard American dialect has any validity. The claim that any one dialect is unacceptable amounts to an attempt of one social group to exert its dominance over another. Such a claim leads to false advice for speakers and writers, and immoral advice for humans. A nation proud of its diverse heritage and its cultural and racial variety will preserve its heritage of dialects. We affirm strongly that teachers must have the experiences and training that will enable them to respect diversity and uphold the right of students to their own language. "
Imagine, you're a poor, uneducated parent, working your tail off so that your kids can have a better life - get a real education, and the ninnies at the school want to respect your child's language instead of teaching him or her how to read and write properly. Dialects are great! They add spice to life and flavor to regions of the country - but language is first and foremost a communication tool, not a condiment.
It seems we have been altogether wrong about the poor performance of our schools. They have performed wonderfully given the goals they set for themselves. They weren't trying to teach kids to read and write, they were busy patting themselves on the back for "respecting diversity and upholding the right of students to their own language!" That resume full of spelling errors and grammar catastrophes you received? Not the case at all! That was just your applicant's "Own Language!" sca huulhopit burg borf glip glip! Meitjlqpp gorrrup fiddlat boing boing!!!!!!!
What was it like to have children in the 1970s?
it was the kids born in the late 50s and early 60s that became flower
children...Like...If you're going to San Francisco, be
sure and wear...
some flowers in your hair...) (La La La...etc.)
WE NEED CARRIERS (Immediately)
... including children of various ages... read two of their stories in the following box "Kids and Communes"
Kids and Communes
What's My Name?1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Top Baby Names of 1970
Top Baby Names of 1971
Top Baby Names of 1972
Top Baby Names of 1973
Top Baby Names of 1974
Top Baby Names of 1975
Top Baby Names of 1976
Top Baby Names of 1977
Top Baby Names of 1978
Top Baby Names of 1979
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