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To: Coleus

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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To: live+let_live

My daughter goes to a large, big name, private university, not easy to get into. I’ll tell you, the quality of students there astounds me.

She had her appendix out in June and had been having some digestive complaints, pain and nausea (lactose intolerance, it turns out). Anyway, one of her friends asked her if it could be her appendix again....... My daughter is still wondering how this girl got accepted by the school. Nice girl, but really clueless.

She has other stories as well....


16 posted on 12/05/2007 8:52:27 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: live+let_live
The comparison of her California standardized testing and the Iowa Basic we use here were night and day.

Thanks for the information. I thought as much. Just by comparing each states' average SAT scores, I can see there is a huge difference between the quality of each state's education. I think that's the one area our founding fathers made a mistake - letting each state decide its own standards. All the top-ranked nations in the International Math and Science Studies had a national curriculum. I wonder if, as the nonborder states become more invaded with illegals, their standards will drop as well. That's been one of the causes of California's education demise (coupled with the liberal mentality of teaching to the bottom and ignoring the top).
18 posted on 12/05/2007 9:43:12 AM PST by CottonBall
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