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Schools that cost money but produce unprepared graduates
American Thinker ^
| Silivo Canto Jr.
Posted on 05/09/2014 7:08:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Another bad report card for our schools, as we read in The Dallas Morning News:
"Handing out dismal grades, the Nation’s Report Card says America’s high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.
Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or better in math and just 4 in 10 in reading. And they're not improving, the report says, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of today’s students are unprepared for either college or the workplace.
Scores on the 2013 exam in both subjects were little changed from 2009, when the National Assessment of Educational Progress was last given to 12th-graders. The new results, released Wednesday, come from a representative sample of 92,000 public and private school students.
The report follows the just-released and seemingly more encouraging research that U.S. high school graduation rates in 2012 reached 80 percent, a record."
So we continue to graduate kids who can't read or add! Am I the only one who is horrified with the state of our educational system?
Will any one be held accountable? Can you imagine any business that continues to fail and keep its management staff?
At some point, we need to be honest and force the public teachers' union to accept reforms, such as giving parents more say in choosing a school.
Otherwise, we are putting graduates in an international marketplace that they can't compete in!
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And they're not improving, the report says,
You can't fix stupid, not with a Trillion dollars and a million Edward James Olmoses
posted on 05/09/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT
by Count of Monte Fisto
(The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
I have said for a very long time that schools that have 13 years to produce a person capable of being hired cannot do so, and if the car Lemon Law were applied to schools, the courts would be filled with such & none other.
It is a 13 year long pipeline and it produces crap.
Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or better in math and just 4 in 10 in reading. And they're not improving, the report says, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of todays students are unprepared for either college or the workplace.
I know two boys who dropped out of high school. They can barely do simple math and their reading comprehension is grade school level.
However, they can recite dozens of rap songs with no problem.
posted on 05/09/2014 9:57:19 AM PDT
(This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
“They can barely do simple math and their reading comprehension is grade school level.”
They are probably well below what used to be grade school levels. I have spoken with recent UNIVERSITY graduates who majored in history but would not have a snowball’s chance of passing my EIGHTH GRADE history final. One hour of reading posts on internet forums such as FR reveals that most people who are under the age of fifty could never pass an eighth grade English language final now.
posted on 05/09/2014 10:09:50 AM PDT
You can’t pour brains in them... OR the desire to learn.
posted on 05/09/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT
by Bon of Babble
(The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
Kids of Asian extraction learn more, even in lower-budget schools, because they are motivated to learn by strict parenting and peer pressure.
NOT A PROBLEM!!!
While 99% of our schools may be TERRIBLE and adhere to Common Core, the schools that my kids go to are JUST FINE and have NONE of these problems.
How do I know - simple, I asked the teachers.
posted on 05/09/2014 5:34:31 PM PDT
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