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Almost 80% of California eighth grade students failed the National Science Test.
OCR ^ | 5-10-2010 | edcoil

Posted on 05/10/2012 1:06:32 PM PDT by edcoil

About 22 percent of California's eighth-graders tested on a national science test passed, ranking the Golden State among the worst in the nation, according to figures released Thursday.

Scores from the 2012 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation's Report Card, show that too few students have the skills that could lead to careers in the field, educators said.

http://www.ocregister.com/news/students-353581-state-scores.html

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: californiaschools; democrats; democratutopia; education; liberalism; nationalsciencetest; publiceducation; publicschools; schools; sciencetest; unions

1 posted on 05/10/2012 1:06:35 PM PDT by edcoil
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To: edcoil
But they scored very high in “self-esteem!”
2 posted on 05/10/2012 1:07:44 PM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: edcoil

Ask them about homo “marriage” and global warming, though...


3 posted on 05/10/2012 1:08:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: edcoil

I’m sure they’re all evolutionists anyway.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

And they know how to put on a condom.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 1:08:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: edcoil

But they can tell us why this test is racist.....


6 posted on 05/10/2012 1:09:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: edcoil

Too many Amish in the schools.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 1:12:48 PM PDT by alpo
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To: edcoil

All institutions in “The Golden State” are collapsing. Sad!


8 posted on 05/10/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: edcoil
Why do you think the Beach Boys sang: "I wish they all could be California girls..?"
9 posted on 05/10/2012 1:14:53 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

don need no stinkin scinece in ccaliforiana!!!!


10 posted on 05/10/2012 1:17:48 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: edcoil

Unfortunately, a good portion of those who failed will go on to study political science and then go to work for the plethora of government organizations that establish policies and develop regulations that are supposedly based on scientific principles.

I’m depressed.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 1:18:08 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: edcoil

Must mean that the teachers are gearing up for yet another grab at the public treasury - as of course, all that is holding back these students is a lack of benefits for California’s teachers...


12 posted on 05/10/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: dfwgator

Let’s hope so!


13 posted on 05/10/2012 1:20:28 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Our local San Diego HS has a hard time filling up one Physics class out of 2700 kids. But..they have a big media and film program complete with TV studios etc..if they didn’t have those kind of feel good programs the kids would quit and they would loose their funding.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: kingu

That’s exactly correct!


15 posted on 05/10/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Real Cynic No More
Unfortunately, a good portion of those who failed will go on to study political science and then go to work for the plethora of government organizations that establish policies and develop regulations that are supposedly based on scientific principles.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 1:22:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: edcoil

The 20% that did well were likely home schooled or went to a private school.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 1:23:01 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
But they scored very high in “self-esteem!”

Wonder if there's a connection between being too stupid to pass a National Science Test and believing in global warming... Didn't Al Gore fail a college science class?

18 posted on 05/10/2012 1:24:03 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: edcoil
Wow man, 2 parts Jamaican, mix with 3 parts Colombian, and mix it up real good. Then the science gets rad man. ‘Cause you take a whole pound of butter and you melt it man, you do that with fire or the glowing red circles on the top of an electric stove, but you have to put the stuff in a pan first, or you get big mess, I know ‘cause I've done it man, takes way more work to clean it if ya’ melt the butter without a pan, man. The after that you...ummm...what was I talking about man?
19 posted on 05/10/2012 1:26:44 PM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: mosaicwolf

or were recent immigrants from societies that want their children to succeed (China, India, etc.).


20 posted on 05/10/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (remember when "Four more years!" was a credible campaign slogan for an incumbent?)
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To: mosaicwolf

Most of that 20% are Chinese/Japanese immigrants. ;-)


21 posted on 05/10/2012 1:28:55 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: edcoil

A comment on the story—

“14000 is a huge sample size. Using a total population of 3 million a confidence level of 99% (extremely accurate) and a confidence interval of 1 requires a sample of 16549 students. The superintendent is a liar or doesn’t know anything about statistics or both.”

Maybe that is why California is in 47th place in science.

The teachers do not know the subject.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 1:34:06 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: GOPJ

“Didn’t Al Gore fail a college science class?”

I heard that Algore took only one science class in college. He took the easiest class available, general science, and got a D. If he took chemistry or physics he probably would have flunked.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 1:34:45 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: MrB

The did - and that is why they failed - because they “BELIEVE” in Global Warming! That isn’t science.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

publik skoolz..... epic fail


25 posted on 05/10/2012 1:39:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: edcoil

It’s hard to learn when the teacher speaks English and the kids only speak a the spanish.


26 posted on 05/10/2012 1:39:06 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: edcoil

Dibershitty is ower stwenght


27 posted on 05/10/2012 1:48:11 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: MrB
California Student: "I know Harvey Milk, Ru Paul and Richard Simmons!"

Chinese Student: "I know calculus, quantum physics and statistics...now please add fries and a milk shake to my order"

28 posted on 05/10/2012 1:51:45 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: edcoil
California needs to spend more money on education, isn’t it obvious?!

They need lower teacher to student ratios.

/S

Any teacher will tell you that

29 posted on 05/10/2012 1:52:36 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: patriotsoul

Whoda thunk?
;-)
I was a product of California schools when it was the ‘real deal.’


30 posted on 05/10/2012 1:54:26 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: edcoil

/src on/Who cares about science. It is much more important to for CA kids to know the life story of Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk and how to use the recycling bins./src off/


31 posted on 05/10/2012 2:00:29 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: dfwgator

Unfortunately, your pic is likely more accurate than comical.

|:-(


32 posted on 05/10/2012 2:05:57 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: edcoil

The Detroitification of a once wealthy and powerful state is almost complete...


33 posted on 05/10/2012 2:07:21 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: edcoil

I’m not advocating this but if the test were printed in Spanish, maybe the students would’ve done better


34 posted on 05/10/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: edcoil
It's a misleading headline since it talks about all California students. However there is a chasm between the scores of private/parochial school and the government education camps.

Meanwhile my fifth grade son whop attends a private Christian school designed his own electrolysis experiment to extract chlorine from salt water. He went through a trial and error process until he had success and then went back and identified the contaminants and precipitates in his failed trials and explained why those reactions occurred.

35 posted on 05/10/2012 2:33:32 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: drypowder

Teaching Math In 1950
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production
is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1960
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production
is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production
is $80. Did he make a profit?

Teaching Math In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production
is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math In 1990
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)

Teaching Math In 2005
Un hachero vende una carretada de madera para $100. El costo de la
producción-——


36 posted on 05/10/2012 2:33:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: edcoil

Between the queers and the illegal immigrants, what do you expect?


37 posted on 05/10/2012 2:36:40 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

Why? Didn’t the test get administered in Spanish?


38 posted on 05/10/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: edcoil
Betcha they'd score high on a test about the LGBT lifestyle. In fact, how long until Bezerkley offers advanced studies in it?
39 posted on 05/10/2012 2:41:57 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: edcoil
Betcha they'd score high on a test about the LGBT lifestyle. In fact, how long until Bezerkley offers advanced studies in it?
40 posted on 05/10/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: edcoil

This means they’ll be eminently qualified to populate the technical regulatory agencies of the State bureaucracy.


41 posted on 05/10/2012 2:45:51 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: dfwgator

It has what plants crave!


42 posted on 05/10/2012 2:50:13 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

“Well, I’ve never seen no plants grow out of no toilet.”


43 posted on 05/10/2012 2:52:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MrB
I cannot remember but the Greece population when matched up with us against the world in academic proficiency we are either only above or below Greece, but both of us are at the bottom. It matters.
44 posted on 05/10/2012 3:33:35 PM PDT by wmap
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To: dfwgator

LOL


45 posted on 05/10/2012 5:14:35 PM PDT by max americana
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Since so many of the teachers have such sympathy for the Spanish speaking students, wouldn’t it be rather fun if a law could be passed that they had three years to become fluent in Spanish or lose their teaching jobs?


46 posted on 05/10/2012 5:16:22 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: dfwgator
Ohhh that is too funny. It's so true though, what to do, laugh or cry?
47 posted on 05/10/2012 6:12:01 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: edcoil

There has to be a niche business opportunity for dealing with these yute nitwits. What is it? Tutoring is after the fact.


48 posted on 05/10/2012 6:25:47 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Anima Mundi

LOL! Actually that’s a pretty brilliant idea. Give the libs exactly what they want but with a slight addition.

“What do you mean we will lose our jobs? I’m not learning Spanish!”

“So you admit to being a racist!”

“Nooooooo”


49 posted on 05/10/2012 6:29:02 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GOPJ
Didn't Al Gore fail a college science class?

I would not give any scientific credence to anyone who has not passed a single college level science class.

50 posted on 05/10/2012 6:33:02 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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