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Old 11-07-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Sarah Palin!

Just kidding, check this out though.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/2008110...10thgrade#full

I'm torn on this one. On the plus side this could get people into work faster, maybe even benefit the economy at one point down the road if this becomes a popular thing in states. But then again, being relatively young myself still, I know how stupid 16 year old kids can be. I'm sure this would let alot of them lower their goals and settle for less. One guy in the article claims a $60 billion dollar savings a year if it happened nationwide, but not sure if that's a good trade-off for lowering our educational standards EVEN more. Kinda scares me to be honest.

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hell, move em in and move em out as quickly as possible. theres alot of dumb stuff taught in schools that can be trimmed out, anyways.

i mean who really needs to know whether africa is a country or continent or what countries make up north america?
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Yeah Tony, I agree, who needs to know that there's 50 states!
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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Terrible subject line! That's false advertising...I came in for pictures and was sorely disappointed.
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Why stop there, lets just do away with school altogether.

Anyone see the Luke Wilson movie "Idiocracy"

Thats the direction our society is headed whether kids go to school or not anyway. Lets just cut to the chase. More money for Brawndo once we eliminate the salaries for teachers, administrators, etc...
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Yeah Tony, I agree, who needs to know that there's 50 states!
c'mon he didnt even say 57 states, he said fitty-sumthin'. he was just misheard.

being that he went to harvard law and taught constitutional law we know that not only is he aware that there are 50 states, but im sure he also knows all of their dates of ratification or admittance to the union.

sahara palin it seems, couldnt even wrap her mind around the concept that africa is a continent made up of countries, not a country made up of states.

i dont know, i think kids who can absorb the material in 10 years should be allowed to do so, and those who struggle with basic core curriculum can simply repeat the grade without holding the good students back. going by the slowest kids pace isnt the way to do it though.
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i dont know, i think kids who can absorb the material in 10 years should be allowed to do so, and those who struggle with basic core curriculum can simply repeat the grade without holding the good students back. going by the slowest kids pace isnt the way to do it though.
My dad's fiancee (that still sounds wierd) is a teacher down here in South Carolina and she is not ALLOWED to fail students. She has to retest them, using the same exact test, over and over again until they get a passing grade. Talk about complete BS!
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My dad's fiancee (that still sounds wierd) is a teacher down here in South Carolina and she is not ALLOWED to fail students. She has to retest them, using the same exact test, over and over again until they get a passing grade. Talk about complete BS!
What grade does she teach? I could see this for the younger kids, but anything past around 5th grade is just horrible.
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Why stop there, lets just do away with school altogether.

Anyone see the Luke Wilson movie "Idiocracy"

Thats the direction our society is headed whether kids go to school or not anyway. Lets just cut to the chase. More money for Brawndo once we eliminate the salaries for teachers, administrators, etc...
That was a funny movie but also a RED FLAG went up when you look at today's children, the education system, and the such.

There use to be a day that teachers were held accountable for their students and students use to be held accountable for their grades.
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