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School grades for elementary, middle schools drop; more receive F's and D's
Sun Sentinel ^ | July 26, 2013 | by Karen Yi and Scott Travis

Posted on 07/26/2013 5:16:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

School grades released Friday for elementary and middle schools in Broward and Palm Beach County showed significant decline, with the number of failing schools increasing in both districts.

The Florida Department of Education said statewide the number of A-rated schools dropped from 48 percent to 29 percent. Meanwhile, the number of F schools jumped from 2 to 4 percent.

Members of the state Board of Education acknowledged last week that the grading system is flawed. As a result, they decided for the second year to limit schools to one grade drop, even if they would have fallen two, three or four grades.

Without the safety net, four D-rated schools in Palm Beach County and 15 in Broward would have been Fs. Across the state, 261 schools avoided becoming failing schools.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: education; failure; publicschools
We are allowing unions to ruin a generation of children.
1 posted on 07/26/2013 5:16:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liberal education coming home to roost.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 5:17:16 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s hard to get good grades when the “teachers” are asking you to try to determine if you’re a boy or a girl all of the time.


3 posted on 07/26/2013 5:17:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: fwdude

Coming home to roost? I think, at least for the liberals, it is coming home to just were they want it. Mao Tse-tung, Lenin and many other communist dictators understood early on that an educated populace was a populace that was hard to control.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What I think is the worst thing about the Florida schools is that the teachers are forced to spend most of their time dealing with the ‘disruptive feral yout’s’ who have no desire to be in class and do their best to ruin it for everyone else.

My Personal solution? Be a ‘Disruptor’ in class and be assigned to a school four hours by bus each way from your home. Put it in the middle of the Alligator and Python infested swamp and tell them no one goes home until all your class work is done.

Don’t like it? There’s the door, walk home.

Of course it would never be done, their poor little civil rights are being violated. But whoever looks out for the ones whose one chance at a public school education is being destroyed by these... Feral youths.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 5:29:51 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Is the problem possibly due also to the large amounts of foreign children?
Just curious.
6 posted on 07/26/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

School ratings are dropping so the rating system must be flawed? Perhaps there is an alternate reason ...


7 posted on 07/26/2013 5:30:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I find it quite fascinating that Miami Dade County Public Schools is very curiously not mentioned at all,anywhere, in this supposed “news article”.

Yes, I am a Florida resident....
For those of you who don't know, because you don't live here:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools = The nations fourth largest school district.

8 posted on 07/26/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But but but but, we need to throw more money into the bottomless pit. What is hillarious is when you hear of threats coming from govt that essential services police firefighters and teachers will need to be cut to balance the budget in any of our cities you scratch your head. How in the world does teachers fit in the same sentence as police and fire fightersas essential sevices? The scrools have now turned into outpatient mental health services, daycare, nightcare, babysitting,free breakfast, lunch and dinner, programs non related to education, propaganda brainwashing centers for the green initatives. fewww Im dizzy


9 posted on 07/26/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Schools in general are crap, unions play their part, but let’s not forget all the failing students who just aren’t interested in an education and don’t have caring parents to motivate them.


10 posted on 07/26/2013 5:43:55 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Members of the state Board of Education acknowledged last week that the grading system is flawed

Oh bull. They've been whining about the grading system since it was implemented.

11 posted on 07/26/2013 5:46:32 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ping


12 posted on 07/26/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: The Working Man

Maybe some kids are just destined to be ‘worker bees’ and should be put to menial labor. That may be a good fit for them or it may be their ‘come to Jesus’ meeting and could change the way they look at school.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 6:06:37 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: ronnie raygun

You forgot to mention their role as the provider of “free K-12 education” to every child, including the children of illegal immigrant parents, and young kids just sent on rafts and boats to the USA...


14 posted on 07/26/2013 6:26:20 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t worry, the folks who designed the fixes to the last failures, are going to present a new plan that won’t work very soon.


15 posted on 07/26/2013 7:13:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s hard to educate a bunch of Trayvons.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 7:13:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Actually, it is easy to educate ( rear up) a nation of Trayvons. Here’s the recipe:

1) Institute a system of compulsory attendance socialist-entitlement. collectivist, and prison-like “schools”. Subject the children to lukewarm and generic Protestantism. Do this for one to three generations and the nation gets Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

2) Then gradually increase the secularism until the children are subjected to a non-stop secularism that merely nods to God on occasion. Increasingly make the schools more prison-like. Do this for 2 more generations and the nation votes in Lyndon B. Johnson and his destruction of the black family.

3) Then impose complete godlessness along with continued socialist-entitlement and collectivist based indoctrination but stir in heaping amounts of Marxism. Result: Clinton and Obama.

See! It is **easy** to educate a nation of Trayvons. That was the plan from the beginning. The education system isn’t broken it is working **exactly** as the 19th and early 20th century progressives planned.

17 posted on 07/26/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: DoughtyOne

Please read my post #17.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 8:03:14 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime

I agree. This isn’t taking place by accident.

Remember when they left phonics in the dust, and kids had no idea how to sound out words?

I mean some of this was so overt.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 8:08:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As the former head (now deceased) of the NYS teacher’s union said: “When students start paying union dues, then we’ll start teaching them.” [Exactly what he’d teach them he doesn’t day.]


20 posted on 07/26/2013 8:39:14 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
School grades for elementary, middle schools drop; more receive F's and D's.

I choose to see the bright side.

Finally.
Truth in Teaching...

21 posted on 07/26/2013 10:22:28 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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