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1 posted on 12/02/2007 1:58:40 PM PST by Coleus
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http://special.pacificresearch.org/pub/sab/educat/2007/Middle_Class/Middleclass.pdf


2 posted on 12/02/2007 2:00:57 PM PST by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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The CTA has a solution to this problem. They are working hard to abolish the standardized tests.


3 posted on 12/02/2007 2:06:03 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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My kids went to a good high school with many kids from very affluent homes, like those in the Carlsbad district.

(Not us! Solidly middle-class here.)

There were plenty of rich white kids who were poor students, largely because they were so spoiled they weren’t held accountable at home. Parents wanted them to have the best of everything, including good times and happy childhoods.

Contrast that with the relatively poor Asian kids, those with immigrant parents, who studied non-stop because that’s what their culture expected.

Mind you, those are extremes, but I saw them both during the 19 years my kids were in school. Repeatedly.

It’s not right to blame the schools, ethnicity, affluence, etc. Kids learn and perform when they’re reared to value education, plain and simple.


4 posted on 12/02/2007 2:14:51 PM PST by Jedidah
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6 posted on 12/02/2007 2:21:20 PM PST by GOP Poet
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I married a woman with kids from Oregon, moved her back to the midwest. In Oregon her daughter was in the talented and gifted program. In our midwestern PUBLIC school, she was so far behind her teachers at first thought she was borderline retarded!

The comparison of her California standardized testing and the Iowa Basic we use here were night and day.

I’m a business owner. I will never hire a west coast high school graduate . Their degree means nothing.


9 posted on 12/02/2007 2:56:17 PM PST by live+let_live
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Money doesn't buy quality. The funny thing is its affluent voters who turn down school choice. Just like they did in Utah.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

10 posted on 12/02/2007 2:58:08 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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I live temporarily in a county considered to be the poorest in Kalifornia and in the county I live in the poorest town.

Over 87% of the children are English learners.

Almost every student is classified below poverty level.

100% of all students receive free or reduced priced meals.

Yet the school is rated at above seven on a scale of one to ten.

11 posted on 12/02/2007 3:20:30 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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The kids in Carlsbad, California, who are proficient had parents who “after-schooled” their kids by teaching them at home at the kitchen table, or sent them to Sylvan Centers, and Kumon math.

My guess is that without a LOT of extra effort and expense of these dedicated parents the passing kids would have failed the CST exam as well. Conclusion:

1) All academically successful children are homeschooled or “after-schooled”.
2) California government indoctrination centers are not educating anyone at all.

12 posted on 12/02/2007 3:27:22 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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ARtHS.


13 posted on 12/05/2007 8:26:40 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white.)
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Public Education Ping

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14 posted on 12/05/2007 8:48:07 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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15 posted on 12/05/2007 8:48:43 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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