Skip to comments.Just THREE kids in Camden, N.J. scored college-ready
Posted on 12/21/2013 7:40:26 PM PST by lowbridge
The new superintendent of public schools in Camden, N.J. announced this week that only three THREE! students in the entire district who took the SAT during the 2011-12 academic year scored high enough to qualify as college-ready.
Paymon Rouhanifard learned this incredibly depressing tidbit of knowledge on the listening tour he commenced when he took the job in August, reports ABC News. Speaking to the school board and members of the community, he described finding out about the low number as a kick-in-the-stomach moment.
The superintendent told the citys board of education that the school system must do more for students who want to attend college.
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Oh My, this really is depressing.
My guess is wrong methods of teaching and inadequate parental involvement.
That’s OK. They’ll all get in by affirmative action.
The city must be run by evil racist Republicans, right?
They spend $24,000 per student per year for this.
Went to school with a few foreign students who were privileged to get their educations in open air schools with dirt floors.
They, and most of their fellow students were superbly educated.
Lower the standards. Problem solved. Can I be Mayor now?
You know.... If they gave the test in Ebonics, Instead of the racist based test the white kids take....
The three kids who qualified might have jumped maybe as high as eight..../ S
Everything the liberals touch, rots
And I bet the people of Camden sneer at the people in the south as being of low intelligence.
just sad .not every one should go to college but this indicates a failed system that has no ability to self-correct
$24K a year per kid.
That is a crime.
Obviously, they're not spending enough.
Every Camden politician and teacher who opposes school vouchers is going to have some serious explaining to do, someday.
in the dailycaller article, it mentions there is not one supermarket in Camden. so to me, its not just an improvement in the school system that’s required (although a good first step), but their entire way of life.
But it’s for the kids!!
We are obviously not spending enough money on public education.
$24,000.00 per kid.
Per year, per kid.
So, allow a little bit for buildings, heat, and the light bill. Paper and two pencils.
Seems like as a private company, you could hire a SINGLE teacher for 48,000.00 per year for every 4 kids. (Fire everybody else first. )
And still make money.
Students who WANT to attend college will study hard, apply themselves to the work needing to be done, and will make GOOD scores on standardized tests. They will do this in SPITE of poor teachers and fellow students who do not want to be in school, and denigrate those who do.
The kids in Camden are doing so poorly because of the culture in which they live, which doesn't value education, or the idea of bettering oneself outside of their insular world.
But I bet a very high percentage of teachers are certified.
I saw “American Hustle” today and Camden is mentioned several times.
Odd—twice in one day for me.
I don’t think the kids got any of it
I bet these kids would score very high on Grand Theft Auto.
and the knockout game
It’s only fair, you know.
Has that Christie creature stepped right up to claim full credit yet?
It's worse than not valuing education, it's valuing non-education: Kids that are smart and try to succeed are beaten down as "acting white." Even white kids.
It doesn’t value education?
That is a lot of money per kid for a place that does not value edumacashun
That’s where they get their Valedictorian Dreamers from. Pelosi could go to school their and be a Valedictorian.
The people spending the money are disconnected from the consequences of mis-spending the money. Gummint.
yes they are
They pride themselves on that, actually. They say it makes them more qualified to spend money than those evil Republicans. They’re more compassionate, you see. How can you tell? It’s simple, they spend more freely.
Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too.
And former Mayor Cory Stewart, now US Sen. Corey Stewart (D-NJ) has this to say about the pitiful state of Newark’s public school education ...... CRICKETS!
Well, at least he didn’t say “ Not on my watch”.
Or “Trenton did worse”
or “It’s Bush’s fault”.
But eventually he will. Remember, he’s a Democrat. He can do no wrong.
All vouchers will do is get government to ultimately control the private schools as well.
Only 3 scored high enough to be admitted to college?
The rest will be accepted through Affirmative Action.
In the worst-case scenario, the system would revert to the status quo ante, because some schools would then refuse to accept vouchers.
But I don't see this happening, because parents would be so invested in their own schools, whether Montessori or Moonbat, that all parents would have an incentive to fight government control.
There currently exists no effective mechanism for parents to oppose moonbat control of the government schools.
I’m gonna steal that line for Facebook
Who were the 3? The offspring of the immigrant Korean grocer, or the immigrant from India who runs the local convenience store/gas station?
And suppose the teaching methods and facilities were perfect.
Would it be very different?
Maybe the time has come to adopt an American version of the Brit system so by age 10-12 a kid gets on a track either for further education toward a professional career, or goes to a trade school to learn something useful to do.
Not everyone needs college. Obviously, no everyone needs ‘high school.’ Give them training in a trade, and let them get a full time job at 16.
Once great cities like Camden have been turned into holding pens for Democrat voters and function as distribution
centers for welfare and other free stuff to keep the democrat voters alive until the next election.
PS - Guess where Campbell Soup headquarters and manufacturing is located.