Stupid

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AKHENATON, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    I saw that when it was broadcast I believe last year.

    What the teacher unions and school boards are doing to our public schools is outrageous.
     
  2. What the teacher unions and school boards are doing to our public schools is outrageous.
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    I agree. Yea so, what can be done about it? Nothing. When your kid comes home from school, you gotta teach him/her yourself. True, a waste of taxpayer money to some extent, well there's an answer to that, be a teacher, a union official, get some you tax money back. It's a joke. The regents diploma is a set up for failure for some kids.
     
  3. Ron Paul is ridiculed for wanting to eliminate the Dept of Ed. yet the republicans used to advocate this elimination till they were taken over by the neocons.
     
  4. This would be believeable if Stossel wasn't the reporter. The right wing hack likes to omit facts and do some nice editing to get his point across.

    Check out "charter schools" on wikipedia and you'll find there really is no difference in terms of performance between public and charter schools.
     
  5. What's interesting is that within the US the smartest states are:

    Vermont
    Massachusetts,
    Connecticut,
    New Jersey
    Maine.

    And the "dumbest" states:

    Arizona in last place,
    Nevada
    Mississippi
    California
    Alaska.
    http://www.morganquitno.com/edpress06.htm

    It of course does not take a rocket scientist to notice that all five "smartest" states are heavily democratic while four out of five "dumbest" states are republican, three of them (Arizona, Mississippi and Alaska) are heavily republican.
     
  6. home school the lil shits on the internet. let them watch lectures on youtube. if their families don't care.. why should we?
     

  7. Oh yes, the smartest. Such factors when determining the smartest were:

    -expenditures per student

    -class size

    -student teacher ratio

    all per the page you linked to.

    What it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out, is that this study was bought and paid for by

    TEACHERS UNIONS

    In other words, the study was contrived and useless, unless the purpose is to further liberal ends. (just like about every study you site concerning education or health)
     
  8. wow.. foxy got one right finally. please excuse doodoo, he is ET's uber-marxist.

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  9. These are some of their criteria:

    3. Percent of Population Graduated from High School (Table 171) +
    4. Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools (Table 174) +
    5. Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Reading (Table 203) +
    6. Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Reading (Table 211) +
    7. Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Writing (Table 219) +
    8. Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Writing (Table 227) +
    9. Percent of Public School Fourth Graders Proficient or Better in Mathematics (Table 235) +
    10. Percent of Public School Eighth Graders Proficient or Better in Mathematics (Table 243) +
    12. Average Daily Attendance as a Percent of Fall Enrollment in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (Table 398) +
    13. Percent of School-Age Population in Public Schools (Table 389) +
    14. High School Drop Out Rate (Table 191) -
    http://www.morganquitno.com/edfact06.htm


    What it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out, is that this study was bought and paid for by TEACHERS UNIONS
    Actually this is just one of many surveys they conduct, most of them have nothing to do with education. If you question one you should question all of them.

    The Smartest State Award is one of six designations announced annually by Morgan Quitno Press. The company's other annual announcements designate the nation’s Safest and Most Dangerous City and Metro Area, the Most Livable State, the Healthiest State, the Safest and Most Dangerous States and Most Improved State. Each award or designation is based on data from annual Morgan Quitno reference publications.
    http://www.morganquitno.com/edpress06.htm
     
    #10     Feb 25, 2008