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    Re: Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade - Altogether

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    I think it's a good idea, a lot of time is wasted in senior year doing fun and not necessarily educational stuff.
    9 more grades to cut before they catch up with Arkansas.
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    Re: Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade - Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    9 more grades to cut before they catch up with Arkansas.
    So you did graduate afterall.
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    Re: Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade - Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    United States ≠ 3rd world country yet. We're working on it, and one of the problems is that our education system is behind that of many other countries.
    That's mostly because everyone keeps holding on to these arcane ideas that everyone must go to a single school with a fix curriculum.

    Teacher pay in the U.S. is at the very least on par or better than other countries that are surpassing us.
    So it's not anything other than parents and the inflexibility of our schools.

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    BTW, just how long do you think we've had "government" schools in this country? Try looking up the "Old Deluder Satan Act" and see.
    "It held parents and masters responsible for their children's and apprentices' ability to read and write, stressing education rather than schooling. However, its implementation appears to have been somewhat neglected."

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_School_Laws]Massachusetts School Laws - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]


    The sounds fine to me, in fact I agree with it.
    It doesn't require kids to attend government schools but requires that parents must teach their kids to read and write.

    I can get behind that.
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    Re: Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade - Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    9 more grades to cut before they catch up with Arkansas.
    To be honest though, I don't think anymore than an 8th grade education should be required.
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    Re: Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade - Altogether

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That's mostly because everyone keeps holding on to these arcane ideas that everyone must go to a single school with a fix curriculum.

    Teacher pay in the U.S. is at the very least on par or better than other countries that are surpassing us.
    So it's not anything other than parents and the inflexibility of our schools.



    "It held parents and masters responsible for their children's and apprentices' ability to read and write, stressing education rather than schooling. However, its implementation appears to have been somewhat neglected."

    Massachusetts School Laws - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The sounds fine to me, in fact I agree with it.
    It doesn't require kids to attend government schools but requires that parents must teach their kids to read and write.

    I can get behind that.
    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_School_Laws"]Good. There's more:[/ame]

    The 1647 legislation specifically framed ignorance as a Satanic ill to be circumvented through the education of the country's young people. It required every town having more than 50 families to hire a teacher, and every town of more than 100 families to establish a "grammar school". Failure to comply with the mandate would result in a fine of £5.
    The most famous by far is the law of 1647, also known as the Old Deluder Satan Law (after the law's first sentence) and The General School Law of 1647. They are commonly regarded as the historical first step toward compulsory government-directed public education in the United States of America.
    Sending kids to "government" schools is nothing new.
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    Re: Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade - Altogether

    Somehow, the cartoons thread reminded me of this one:

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    Re: Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade - Altogether

    One politician proposed it, the rest of them will NOT follow. There is a lot of speculation going on in this thread that is a waste of time.
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