Skip to comments.Teens defend ‘fail factory’ high school in error-filled letters
Posted on 02/23/2014 5:18:26 AM PST by Libloather
These kids should learn write from wrong.
Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattans Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.
Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its blended learning program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.
Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
“PR campaigns gone horribly wrong” ping
This is a very awarding program.
Does it really matter anymore whether high school or college graduates can read or write? Look how far Obama has gone without a basic understanding of physics, economics, meteorology, demographics, constitutional law and a host of other subjects.
Illiteracy might be the new normal.
I’m stuned. This is high and series ping.
I’m actually OK with online schooling but as usual the private sector does it better. Where public schools try it it becomes little more than a shortcut to collect taxpayer money without the responsibility.
Just go back to the 3R’s plus a D=discipline!
There is no going back because the school model is based on an outdated assumption that +90 percent of students live in nuclear families and that parents are partners in the child's education.
Illiteracy is the old “normal,” still hanging around while we pretend things are otherwise. I was talking with a church friend about prison ministry yesterday, and he mentioned how often inmates tell him, “I can’t read.”
I think all of you ar rong to damij the sefasteam of these peeps. evabody know u caint git nowheres wifout a deploma, so they shoulds git one plus u be racis.
Murry Bergtraum High School is the pits. Many a morning on my way to work did you hear students on their way to school there say how they needed a little “herb” to start their school day. After 9/11 the little charmers were annoyed because their back packs and handbags were being screened. They boo-hooed about the police presence at the school. They were all upset that their “herb” and weapons were going to be confiscated. Murry Begtraum is very close to Police Plaza, NYC Police Headquarters. There was always a police presence in that area.
We need to give these kids a break. When I was a kid I only had to learn in one language. Nowadays these kids have to know ebonics, ghetto, gangsta as well as amerkan.
I’ve been wondering what ever happened to the principal of that school in Queens. It was a scandal that seems to have gone away.
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that it was not the “students” who penned these abominations of language, but rather the barely-literate teachers themselves.
Murry Bergtraum High School For Business Careers
Public | Grades: 9-12
411 Pearl St
New York, NY 10038
District: New York City Geographic District # 2
Ranks 801st of 1062 NY high schools.
Higher than expected considering they offer a course in “How to Fill Out a 1040EZ Form”.
Then again, there are 261 NY high schools that couldn’t equal Bergtraum’s achievements.
It appears that, so far, nothing has been done. The school district says they are “moving to remove” or “going to remove” Principal Marcella Sills.
Oh, that was excellent! I particularly admire “sefasteam.”
Don’t forget Spanglish.
I understand the proper term is “ newyorican”.
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