jaycee private school/garridos letters to mom

Discussion in 'Jaycee Lee Dugard' started by kbl8201, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. songline

    songline New Member

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    All the work done in printing is artistic talent, and billing is none other then basic math.
    I do not believe she was able to teach past 5th grade...especially when her own Aunt said she did a great job under those circumstances, I see no books on pictures, or any inference to any books.

    There is a boy in my building who is home schooled....He went to Paris for a year with family (not to school, and he does have very strange parents, Mom is a JW and Dad is catholic; they fight like cats and dogs, and are nasty in public - how good their religion did for them ;) )
    BUT...Because the boy is home schooled he just skipped the year that he was away, WHY I m not sure...
    I am sure his Mom said to me...8th grade is no big deal we are just going to proceed with 9th grade.

    I was on the bus with the kid yesterday and he told me his Mothers brother took the tests for him so that he will be able to proceed. YAP with home schooling it is a very different ball game.

    NOP I am not closed minded at all...but I too have taught, and there are just some fibs I will not
    were my rose glasses for. :)

    It is however always OK with me for everyone to believe whatever they like.
     


  2. smgtheophilus

    smgtheophilus New Member

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    I think this is key to understanding JC's 'escape' (not from captivity, but her ability to convince her captors to give her more liberty in her adult years). PG certainly was too scatter-brained to effectively manage a business with long-term clientele (not to mention his very poor spelling for a printing business), and NG had no business skills, either. His mom could have initially helped due to her real-estate background, but as she got older and more infirm she couldn't keep up.

    So I speculate that JC saw an opportunity, to get computing, graphic and business skills from online classes, to help the business. It's quite possible that she basically gave herself the equivalent of an AA degree online, given the comments many of their customers gave on the quality of the work she produced. In fact, I would say that she would have been HIGHLY motivated to do this.

    If she could do that for herself, then it would have been quite easy for her to do the same for her kids.
     
  3. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    I hate using solely personal experience, but this one may shed some light.

    I attended kindergarten, first grade, and second grade in a traditional public school. My mom then put me in a small private school that was more concerned with the basics of Scientology than in math or reading. I attended home school for fourth and fifth. This consisted of my mother parking me in front of the TV, leaving a couple of textbooks out and telling me to read something. No formal or traditional education for 3rd, 4th or 5th. I reentered public school in 6th grade, and tested at and above grade level. I was once again removed from the education system completely at the beginning of 7th grade. I tested at grade level when I reentered school in 10th grade but dropped out after one semester, due to being unable to function in the environment. At 20, I went back to get my GED, I passed with 100% in 2 areas, social sciences and science. I barely scraped through the math portion and everything else was about average.
    There were no textbooks available to me above a 6th grade level.
    Is it possible that her kids are at grade level? Yes.
    Is it probable? No.
    Is anything in this case probable? No.
    Make of it what you will.
     
  4. songline

    songline New Member

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    And to get a home schooling curriculum you have to register the kid.
    the school he tried to get registered, did not buy any books according to what has been researched.
    Gardening is not a text book I have those kind of books too. and I have cooking books as well.
    Very different from text...

    This is not to say that with time they won't catch up...It is very possible to do that..
     
  5. songline

    songline New Member

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    GREAT POST :clap::clap:

    Yes it is very possible to catch up especially when someone is bright. YOU are very bright.
     
  6. SunnieRN

    SunnieRN Active Member

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    I am in no way disagreeing with you either. I also taught in my past. I sold real estate and then became an RN. I HATED math in high school. I felt like I could not understand it or make any sense of it whatsoever. In college I took math classes that allowed me to work at my own pace with an environment set up with tutors to help you learn. Things made a lot more sense and I made it through. There are a LOT of educational materials available online. Maybe math was something she gave the girls the basics in, but its possible that she schooled herself and her daughters at the same time. Probable? Maybe not. Possible? Just look at what else she did with what she had available!
     
  7. MarioMangler

    MarioMangler New Member

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    I think you really have to look at the logistics of her situation. I mean, what else was Jaycee able to do all day besides running the business and reading books? There aren't many other options when you're locked in the backyard every single day of your life. She didn't have the opportunities to slack off and find leisure activities like other American teenagers. All she really had for 18 years were her books, her chores, and her thoughts.

    In a situation like that I think it would be pretty easy to fall back on learning and reading about things as your "safety zone." Especially when you're a pretty bright kid to start with. I mean, what else was she going to do? Just sit there and stare at the wall of the tent all day?

    While I think it's a stretch to say that she and her kids are ready for advanced college calculus right off the bat, it's almost guaranteed that they spent more time reading and learning about things than your average American kids. Reading books in the backyard would have been pretty much their life.

    In any case, I hardly think this is the most far fetched hypothesis we've heard about this story.
     
  8. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    One of the ways that I taught myself was through regular novels.
    For example, I would read a Stephen King book for the plot (Back when Stephen King wrote plots into his books) and then I would read it a second time, for the descriptions of the people to learn steroetypes and cultural differences, or I'd go back and study the way the he talked about the weather and season changes, to learn about science.
    This may be the same type of thing that Jaycee was doing. Using whatever was available to learn. She then would have been able to teach the girls with that.
    Math is the only thing that is really hard to pick up that way, but I learned fractions from cookbooks, so it is doable. But not higher math. I never would have been able to teach myself from regular books how to do algebra or trig.

    ETA: Sorry about the appearing and disappearing posts, it's double posting and auto posting on me before I hit submit. Bear with me.
     
  9. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    i swear i could post something about how nice the weather here is today (60, sunny) and i'd get 30 negative posts about how its nearly wintertime.

    can we just agree that jaycee taught her girls the best she could and did a fantastic job at it?
     
  10. MarioMangler

    MarioMangler New Member

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    Yeah I was getting the double post issue as well.
     
  11. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    Just out of curiosity, why'd you quote me? I agree that she did the best she could. The fact that she was able to teach them anything at all is miraculous. I wasn't being negative. She could have done it, maybe not fully to grade level, but at least pretty darn close.
     
  12. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    i should have done a quick reply sorry. that wasnt directed at you. directed at how everything in this case that seems to be the least bit positive is being ripped apart.
    we're nitpicking. everythng.
    jaycee did what she could with what she knew and what meager resources they were allowed. i dont think any of us in the same situation could have done better
     
  13. songline

    songline New Member

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    And embellishing anything is not exactly great either.
    Huge difference between support and embellishing.
    YES SHE DID AN AMAZING JOB. NOP not realistic that they can be up to grade level.
    And again you should all believe whatever you want. I don't and wont believe it.
    she is still a hero to me.
     
  14. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    possilbe they are up to jaycee's grade level,which means the 11 year old would be up to grade level.
     
  15. smart blonde

    smart blonde Websleuths Member

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    I wonder if Nancy Garrido could have had a hand in helping to educate all three of these girls?
    She was for a time in the nursing profession, wasn't she?
    Just a thought.
     
  16. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    possible.
    but if the girls were out in the tents most of the time i doubt she did much.
     
  17. not_my_kids

    not_my_kids New Member

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    That one is a possibility.
    Also, we don't know how they measured them. Was it a standardized test, was it part of the initial psych eval that I'm sure all three of them had, was it simply that they are reading at appropriate levels and that was morphed into "at grade level" for everything?
    There are so many tests for the same things, one can say you are perfectly average, one can say you are a genius and one can say you are an idiot, all with the same answers to the same questions. It's a bit useless to know the result without knowing the test.
     
  18. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    well i think theyll all be finding out how far along they are as they go along.
     
  19. Stephens

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    @kbl: My cousin bought the "People" magazine with Dugard on the cover and I could've sworn she told me that the article states that the eldest was not only up to grade level but near that of a high school senior, according to the tests. So, I don't think the two girls are at 5th grade level. I still have my doubts about math and science, but as I said earlier, we'll probably not find out anytime soon how Dugard did it, if she did, on those subjects.
     
  20. smart blonde

    smart blonde Websleuths Member

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    I posted this on the other thread, and then deleted it right away because I thought it would be better placed here:

    I just want to get this straight in my mind...

    Prior to the rescue, Jaycee's daughters thought/ were told that Jaycee was their older sister, correct?

    So... did the two young girls think that Nancy Garrido was their mother? Or, did they just think that Nancy was their step-mother?

    (Because, if indeed Phillip Garrido is their biological father, and he is married to Nancy, then legally Nancy is their step-mother... but did they believe she was their bio mom?).
     

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