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Sick and Schooled - Elf M. Sternberg
Sick and Schooled
I continue to be sick. This is highly annoying. At first I had what the local doctors are calling "The hundred-day cough," because it resembles pertussis, but lots of people who have been recently vaccinated, like me, seem to be catching this variant of whatever it is. I'm about thirty days into that, and now I have a really nasty headcold, the classic autumn kind, with sore throat, froggy voice, cough and the rest. I'd really like a breather.

I went with Stormy to the school open-house yesterday at her high school. Unlike the private schools to which we send Kouryou-chan, the public school system is highly fractured in how it educates your children: three of the teachers use one public grade distribution system approved and supported by the school, two use another approved but not supported by the school, and one doesn't use either. One teacher hands out assignments by posting them to twitter. Three teachers used powerpoint slides. Contacting parents and keeping them up-to-date is a very ad-hoc and unstructured system, with no systemic guidelines. It's very chaotic, and it puts a lot of time sink pressure on parents to get all of the classes in order.

That said, I at least did volunteer for a couple of chaperonage and other positions in the coming weeks.

Storm's in a ton of honors classes and aiming for an International Baccalaureate Diploma. I'm hoping to keep her on track for that, although she's making worrisome noises about a different high-pressure educational track that's more oriented toward highly skilled vocational positions.

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omahas From: omahas Date: October 4th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's already decided she wants to be a doctor...a surgeon, in fact. My understanding is that the IB program is the best one for her in that circumstance.
urox From: urox Date: October 5th, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, she's in one of the best states to go to medical school with UW being a 1 in 8 acceptance rate.
urox From: urox Date: October 5th, 2012 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had the 100 day cough last year. That somehow triggered asthma in me due to a vicious cough-irritation cycle. If you can, get them to prescribe an inhaler.
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