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February 22, 2013
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ratherbeinmelbourne said
See phillyfreeschool.org/admissions where they say tuition is $10,000 per year.

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyfreeschool/ for what that $10K gets you…

I looked at those pics. While I don't have kids personally, my friend jokes that I co-parent her 4th grader with her, which means I spend a lot of time at an elementary school seeing kids when dropping off/picking up her kid. Know what stands out to me about those kids? Aside from one AA boy, and a white girl with reddish hair and beautiful posture, NONE of those kids look very old. The two kids I mention look like they're at about 3rd grade (8 or 9 yrs old). Which tells me kids don't stay past that age, despite their website saying kids up to age 19 can be there. I saw NO jr-high kids at all in those pictures. Parents pull their kids out of that school by upper elementary grades, it seems.

If I were a parent looking at alternative schools for my kid, visiting a school claiming to take all ages/grades but not having representatives of all ages/grades would be a huge red flag to me.

February 22, 2013
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When the Free Unschool first came up way back this thread I think someone said it best that the photos look like that were taken in a Romanian orphanage. The place is sordid and creepy. Who in the world would leave their child there and pay 10k to do it? Oh, yeah, that's right. Cess-pool and LOLPoet.

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February 22, 2013
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kissmygrits said
When the Free Unschool first came up way back this thread I think someone said it best that the photos look like that were taken in a Romanian orphanage. The place is sordid and creepy. Who in the world would leave their child there and pay 10k to do it? Oh, yeah, that's right. Cess-pool and LOLPoet.

Yeah, I'm so glad that in Cess's world, it's "traumatizing" and "stressful" for Tori to be around her ailing grandmother in their own home, but going to a dank, haunted warehouse with minimal supervision is amazing, wonderful, the best thing ever, PS Tori's public school was godawful because she couldn't draw and color all the livelong day–did C ever tell you that public school sucks! It sucks!

Don't forget to buy art supplies for them! I hear they also need an air conditioner and toilet paper!

February 22, 2013
10:12 pm
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ratherbeinmelbourne said
See phillyfreeschool.org/admissions where they say tuition is $10,000 per year.

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyfreeschool/ for what that $10K gets you…

 

It's a good thing this little girl at the Philly Free School can't fit her tiny hand into the screen/cage around that huge metal fan blade.  Oh wait…

Fuck me to tears.  The Philly Free School looks like a rec center from the 1970s in some Eastern Bloc country.  It looks dirty, dangerous and gross.  In all those pics I saw one magazine, one book and a puzzle.  Why not just take your kid and lock her in the bathroom all day.  It would be safer, cleaner and there would be more reading material.

What's even more impressive is the good judgement the school administration is showing in not only letting the girl touch the fan, but posting it to their flickr. 

February 22, 2013
10:13 pm
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Laura Bendell said

ratherbeinmelbourne said
See phillyfreeschool.org/admissions where they say tuition is $10,000 per year.

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyfreeschool/ for what that $10K gets you…

I looked at those pics. While I don't have kids personally, my friend jokes that I co-parent her 4th grader with her, which means I spend a lot of time at an elementary school seeing kids when dropping off/picking up her kid. Know what stands out to me about those kids? Aside from one AA boy, and a white girl with reddish hair and beautiful posture, NONE of those kids look very old. The two kids I mention look like they're at about 3rd grade (8 or 9 yrs old). Which tells me kids don't stay past that age, despite their website saying kids up to age 19 can be there. I saw NO jr-high kids at all in those pictures. Parents pull their kids out of that school by upper elementary grades, it seems.

If I were a parent looking at alternative schools for my kid, visiting a school claiming to take all ages/grades but not having representatives of all ages/grades would be a huge red flag to me.

That school throws up soverymany red flags for me. That said, I think it only opened a few years ago, so there wouldn't be any older students yet, unless they transferred (I could be wrong though).

Now. That does not explain why those pictures look like an American Apparel campaign shot in a condemned YMCA. Or People's Exhibit A.

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February 22, 2013
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Cat Hepburn said Now. That does not explain why those pictures look like an American Apparel campaign shot in a condemned YMCA. Or People's Exhibit A.

Oh, the picture-man, Mr. Terry, was so nice, Mom! uhwut

February 22, 2013
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Comment from the "tough conversation with mom" post from another one of her lapdogs:

Kudos to you. Go eat, drink, and do whatever makes you feel good. Now is the time to nurture–yourself, your husband, and your awesome little girl!

Yes, good advice. Nurture everybody except the one who needs it most…you know, the ELDERLY, SICK one. Oh but wait, it's ok because Cecily says they have "plenty of time".

February 22, 2013
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BaSiC BiTcH said

Cat Hepburn said Now. That does not explain why those pictures look like an American Apparel campaign shot in a condemned YMCA. Or People's Exhibit A.

Oh, the picture-man, Mr. Terry, was so nice, Mom! uhwut

omg

 

But maybe I'm just jealous that couldn't get my kid an electrician's apprenticeship when he was 7.

 

yikes

February 22, 2013
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BaSiC BiTcH said

kissmygrits said
When the Free Unschool first came up way back this thread I think someone said it best that the photos look like that were taken in a Romanian orphanage. The place is sordid and creepy. Who in the world would leave their child there and pay 10k to do it? Oh, yeah, that's right. Cess-pool and LOLPoet.

Yeah, I'm so glad that in Cess's world, it's "traumatizing" and "stressful" for Tori to be around her ailing grandmother in their own home, but going to a dank, haunted warehouse with minimal supervision is amazing, wonderful, the best thing ever, PS Tori's public school was godawful because she couldn't draw and color all the livelong day–did C ever tell you that public school sucks! It sucks!

Don't forget to buy art supplies for them! I hear they also need an air conditioner and toilet paper!

And tetanus shots!  Lots and lots of tetanus shots.

February 22, 2013
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kneel said

I just read the art post on her blog and see that's it's a sponsored post. I know she thinks she's a writer because she types words and they appear on a screen, but if I were the person who hired her to write that, I'd be seriously annoyed. It's just not good. 

God, exactly. Even the LOLPoet, for all his faults–of which there are tons–does know how to turn a phrase now and then. Cecily, like you said, just types.

February 22, 2013
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SweetCheeks said

BaSiC BiTcH said

Cat Hepburn said Now. That does not explain why those pictures look like an American Apparel campaign shot in a condemned YMCA. Or People's Exhibit A.

Oh, the picture-man, Mr. Terry, was so nice, Mom! uhwut

omg

 

But maybe I'm just jealous that couldn't get my kid an electrician's apprenticeship when he was 7.

 

yikes

That little girl may never learn what a circuit actually is, but damn, can she stand on a ladder like a pro!

February 23, 2013
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Binky said

ratherbeinmelbourne said
I posted this this morning in response to the Maura/Laura comments. Can't believe it's still there.

 

I can't believe how un-Cecily that response is. And that she didn't delete it immediately. I think she thinks her sponsors/employers are watching.

Naw, Cecily was replying to Laura and Maura in that response, not ratherbeinmelbourne. Methinks she would/will not be so gentle should she choose to answer that awesome comment.

February 23, 2013
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Cat Hepburn said

Laura Bendell said

ratherbeinmelbourne said
See phillyfreeschool.org/admissions where they say tuition is $10,000 per year.

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyfreeschool/ for what that $10K gets you…

I looked at those pics. While I don't have kids personally, my friend jokes that I co-parent her 4th grader with her, which means I spend a lot of time at an elementary school seeing kids when dropping off/picking up her kid. Know what stands out to me about those kids? Aside from one AA boy, and a white girl with reddish hair and beautiful posture, NONE of those kids look very old. The two kids I mention look like they're at about 3rd grade (8 or 9 yrs old). Which tells me kids don't stay past that age, despite their website saying kids up to age 19 can be there. I saw NO jr-high kids at all in those pictures. Parents pull their kids out of that school by upper elementary grades, it seems.

If I were a parent looking at alternative schools for my kid, visiting a school claiming to take all ages/grades but not having representatives of all ages/grades would be a huge red flag to me.

That school throws up soverymany red flags for me. That said, I think it only opened a few years ago, so there wouldn't be any older students yet, unless they transferred (I could be wrong though).

It doesn't really work that way. When a school opens, they take all eligible students. You don't have to start as a kindergartener and work your way up.


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