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    #90208 - 11/28/10 12:34 AM Re: Proposal: NASA Academy of the Physical Science [Re: ]
    StevenASylwester
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    no5no5,

    If someone tells their story to a newspaper, their story is no longer private. In fact, to the extent that they tell their story to a newspaper, their story is thereafter public, and is available to be used in the public debate, both pro and con.

    The Manzar siblings show what is possible if you have certain available resources and are able to function outside of the restrictions that generally govern public education.

    The question becomes this: If the Manzar siblings can achieve their stunning academic accomplishments through homeschooling, what then is possible through public education? As it is, public high schools too often fail to challenge the potentials of their very brightest students. Can this problem be solved? I think so, and NAPS is my proposed solution.

    If you have a better solution, please offer it for review.

    Steven A. Sylwester

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    #90210 - 11/28/10 07:12 AM Re: Proposal: NASA Academy of the Physical Science [Re: ]
    no5no5 Offline
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    Registered: 04/02/09
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    Originally Posted By: StevenASylwester
    no5no5,

    If someone tells their story to a newspaper, their story is no longer private. In fact, to the extent that they tell their story to a newspaper, their story is thereafter public, and is available to be used in the public debate, both pro and con.

    The Manzar siblings show what is possible if you have certain available resources and are able to function outside of the restrictions that generally govern public education.

    The question becomes this: If the Manzar siblings can achieve their stunning academic accomplishments through homeschooling, what then is possible through public education? As it is, public high schools too often fail to challenge the potentials of their very brightest students. Can this problem be solved? I think so, and NAPS is my proposed solution.

    If you have a better solution, please offer it for review.

    Steven A. Sylwester


    They told their story to their school's daily newspaper, but that doesn't make it ethically correct for you to use it for your own ends.

    Even if there were a hundred PG students who wanted to attend your school, I think you would find that each one would have very different needs. These needs can be easily met through homeschooling, but it is very hard to serve the needs of such a diverse group in a classroom. I don't think it is fair to assume that if something can be accomplished through homeschooling it must therefore be possible to do even better through the public schools.

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    #90253 - 11/29/10 11:56 AM Re: Proposal: NASA Academy of the Physical Science [Re: ]
    Mark D. Offline
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    Registered: 12/31/69
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    Since much has been discussed on this thread over the past few months, and there isn't any pertinent back-and-forth discussion at this point, I have decideded to lock it.

    As a reminder, please be respectful of all posters and all viewpoints and please keep the discussion to matters of gifted education.

    If anyone has any questions, please contact me in a private message.

    Thank you!
    Mark

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