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    At least you got an answer...I wrote her a (very polite) message but didn't get any response.

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    I thought the article sounded kind of fishy.

    "He was first enrolled in the Roeper school for gifted children in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. His mother, Hala Sbeiti, said the U.S. location proved inconvenient and they moved back to Windsor.


    Most of Bachar's education thus far has been a private school that covers the intermediate grades of the Ontario curriculum."

    Why is the U.S. school specified, but not the Ontario school where he completed 8th grade? I think it's within the realm of possibility that Ms. Pyke is being discrete about a child. I would like to know more about this private school that the boy's community paid for before I draw any conclusions. Or find out if the school district did any evaluation of him.




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    Yes, I thought bits of it were odd too (especially the inconvenience thing). If you google his name, you'll find a few other references to him, including one about local people raising money for his education a few years ago.

    I was reacting primarily to the administrator's statements about "research" and that he's too young for high school. If she had a valid reason for putting him back three years, such as not trusting his academic record/achievement, she shouldn't have made absolutist statements about his age.

    Just my 2c.

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    My thought was that she might not want to publicly belittle the child's academic achievements, so she attributed the decision to policy.


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    Originally Posted by Nautigal
    (I'm not sure exactly how they would identify boys who needed skipping, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to know.)

    Mustaches of course!!! grin

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    Here's an idea (maybe not a really good idea) but at least it's not the same old/same old.

    Let's make laws that allow a child to drive based on their year of high school instead of their age. Of course the parent's don't have to allow the child to drive the minute they enter 11th grade, but wouldn't it be nice to have the option?

    It might help coax some of those reluctant boys who really need a skip into accepting one.

    Or you could make an 'either/or' milestone based on age OR grade.

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    Originally Posted by JJsMom
    Originally Posted by Nautigal
    (I'm not sure exactly how they would identify boys who needed skipping, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to know.)

    Mustaches of course!!! grin

    Good one. I was thinking when their voices crack.

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    The Montessori school both our boys are in is accredited up to the 12th grade. I am glad we will never have to deal so much with the state


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    I sent an email to Ms. Pyke. Nothing will likely come of it.


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