Skip to comments.Hundreds of N.J. students who can't do simple math are credited with passing calculus, report says
Posted on 09/01/2010 10:39:44 AM PDT by nmh
Hundreds of N.J. students who can't do simple math were credited with passing calculus, according to a report on APP.com.
According to a Department of Education report, "there were other students, unable ultimately to evidence even simple math skills, who were unimaginably recorded by their schools as succeeding in Algebra II or even Calculus."
A report delivered at today's state Board of Education meeting will recommend four new policies to aid students who weren't proficient enough in reading, writing or math to meet state graduation standards.
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Get rid of the calculators given out to kindergartners. Don't laugh! They start them out on calculators in public schools.
This ast spring our brillant public school teachers were wondering if kids really knew their math facts in middle school and elelmentary school. So for the FIRST time they had ONE section of the math test where they could NOT use calculators in determining the righ tmultiple choice answer. (Rolling my eyes). For the rest of the math testing, CALCULATORS were allowed and ENCOURAGED in determining which multiple choice answer was CORRECT.
thank you AFT and NEA
way to go marxist doooooshbags.
I hope Christie’s on some GOOD blood pressure meds.
Similarly, John Thompson, basketball coach at Georgetown University was long lauded in the liberal sports media, for the near 100% “graduation rate” among his “student athletes”.
Racist rubber stamp anyone?
When i was doing my Calc testing they wouldnt let us use the fancy Calcs that did it all for you... you had to use the simpler ones...
I believe we have a crisis in math teaching and their principals.
In all fairness, one of Princeton’s highest faculty members was poor at basic math. However he was a whiz at the higher levels. His name was Al Einstein I believe.
This is criminal, pure and simple. The students are the victims, all for the benefit of school administrators and teachers.
Teacher’s unions must be broken if our youth are to survive, and thus Our Republic.
We didn't have them to use...they existed, but were prohibitively expensive. I saw my old slide rule in my parents' basement a few years ago, and couldn't remember how to use it.
Christie is too busy loking for ways to get federal money and void the Tenth Amendment.
The tenth amendment to the Constitution provides the basis in legal theory for making education a function of the states. It reads “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States respectively or to the people.” Although this amendment does not specifically direct the states to assume the responsibility for providing education its effect has been no less.
Christie is willing to give away YOUR right to COTROL eduation in the STATE in exchange for FEDERAL MONEY and have the FEDERAL government set YOUR education standards which are LOWER than NJ state.
That’s tht truth.
Also she did not have them work the problem out on paper, only write the answer. I asked her how she checked their calculations. She had no good answer.
It seems that public or private school, it doesn't matter, the education level is in the basement.
“This is criminal, pure and simple. The students are the victims, all for the benefit of school administrators and teachers.
Teachers unions must be broken if our youth are to survive, and thus Our Republic.”
They also aren’t stupid. Kids can see that teachers aren’t required to “pass” individual efforts either. They are rewarded based on their membership in the class (union). Why should students strive for individual accomplishments in the face of that glaring hypocrisy? What counts is not what you know but what group in which you hold membership.
Do you really believe that statement?
Can't do basic math and a genius at higher level math?
Do you realize the craziness of that statement?
Or do you prefer to believe that kids not know BASIC math willmiraclulost be Einsteins?
Who gave Obama tons of $$s? Who whines the most for more $$s? Teachers! The NEA or AFT have a product that ought to be spectacular in all areas....sadly, American Teachers are failing. Teacher’s UNIONS do not ‘a better teacher make’, in fact Teacher’s UNIONS keep teachers from being all they can be. My state teacher’s UNION demands non-union teachers pay dues to that communist organization...the product, children with an education, is way down on the list.
They are not concerned with education, they exist for their own sake.
One of the many reasons we homeschool in NJ.