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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The kid who sat behind me in general science class in high school was illiterate.

    Oh, and that was back in the '50s.

    The problem of kids who don't learn to read is nothing new, has nothing to do with "liberal progressive bs", teacher unions, or even dropouts. You're not the only kid who dropped out of school despite having academic skills to succeed.

    It goes back to a poster I once put up in my classroom: It read:

    The key to learning is YAGATAWANTA.

    Was then, still is. Sometimes, the motivation comes after having been out of school for a while.
    Back then, education wasn't as much of a necessity, so it wasn't as big a deal. These days you have to pass a computer based test to even submit an application to walmart.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 05-06-11 at 06:55 PM.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Back then, education wasn't as much of a necessity, so it wasn't as big a deal. These days you have to pass a computer based test to even submit an application to walmart.
    And back then, there were plenty of jobs for strong backs. Today? Notsomuch.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    There are many problems, it has nothing to do with "liberal progressives." There are problems with kids not going to school until they are 10 years old, there are problems with no one finding out a kid can't see and thats why they can't read until they are 8 years old (happened to me), there are problems with no help being provided in the home by parents or direction, some teachers suck, but some entire SCHOOLs suck that have good teachers, etc.

    The problems are massive, deep, pervasive, and varied. There isn't 1 solution to the problem. The entire social system needs a redesign, not just schools.
    no sorry that is incorrect...it has everything to do with liberal progressive garbage and ill explain how I know that.

    When I was a kid we had reform schools for recalcitrant kids...the liberals thought that was horrific and got rid of them...there has never been a more successful social program than Father Flannigans Reform School...he reprogrammed thousands up thousands of kids and made them capable of being good citizens without one pat on the ass.

    When i retired one of my positions was Adminstrator of Security for an alternative HS...a large alternative HS. The school broke all the rules and all the laws and was run by progressive morons.
    The law said you could not miss X amt of days and be promoted..we had kids that never attended class that has diplomas mailed to them.
    They had to take a test and pass to graduate...the teachers held class's giving the answers to the final test to all the students and still 80 % failed...so the passed them anyway.
    The graduated MORONS that couldnt read or write a simple sentence...and when I asked the head of the school...<pay attention her> who was a renowned and hailed as the foremost expert on Alternative education He has written books and been given hundreds of awards for his work with alternative students why he graduated kids thats couldnt read...his answer was to give them a chance...A chance at what !!!! no punishment for getting caught shooting heroin and selling it on school grounds...never attending class...fighting destruction of property...the only time students paid any price is when I went over his head and called in the local police and Child services.
    It was a cesspoll where TAXPAYERS PAID 12,000 per student...
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    no sorry that is incorrect...it has everything to do with liberal progressive garbage and ill explain how I know that.

    When I was a kid we had reform schools for recalcitrant kids...the liberals thought that was horrific and got rid of them...there has never been a more successful social program than Father Flannigans Reform School...he reprogrammed thousands up thousands of kids and made them capable of being good citizens without one pat on the ass.

    When i retired one of my positions was Adminstrator of Security for an alternative HS...a large alternative HS. The school broke all the rules and all the laws and was run by progressive morons.
    The law said you could not miss X amt of days and be promoted..we had kids that never attended class that has diplomas mailed to them.
    They had to take a test and pass to graduate...the teachers held class's giving the answers to the final test to all the students and still 80 % failed...so the passed them anyway.
    The graduated MORONS that couldnt read or write a simple sentence...and when I asked the head of the school...<pay attention her> who was a renowned and hailed as the foremost expert on Alternative education He has written books and been given hundreds of awards for his work with alternative students which amounted to no punishment for getting caught shooting heroin and selling it on school grounds...never attending class...fighting destruction of property...the only time students paid any price is when I went over his head and called in the local police and Child services.
    It was a cesspoll where TAXPAYERS PAID 12,000 per student...
    Ok, so one bad school is your entire dataset?

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    no sorry that is incorrect...it has everything to do with liberal progressive garbage and ill explain how I know that.

    When I was a kid we had reform schools for recalcitrant kids...the liberals thought that was horrific and got rid of them
    Sigh, 1 bad school = bad administration. Administration ! = teachers. Also, 1 bad school

    Also, those kids were in high school. How the hell are they to get high school students who don't want to be there anyways to learn anything.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Ok, so one bad school is your entire dataset?
    not one bad school...I hope your not naive enough to realize this isnt happening everywhere...each student has a taxpayer dollar figure attached to them...thats why public teacher unions are so afraid of charter schools...every student they lose to a charter school means thousands to them..
    Many districts budgets are tied to the success...success is measured by GRADUATES..it behooves them to give diplomas away..

    Look this is simple..if you have a hs diploma and you cant read something is wrong right ?

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Sigh, 1 bad school = bad administration. Administration ! = teachers. Also, 1 bad school

    Also, those kids were in high school. How the hell are they to get high school students who don't want to be there anyways to learn anything.


    ALternative schools no reform schools...

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Sigh, 1 bad school = bad administration. Administration ! = teachers. Also, 1 bad school

    Also, those kids were in high school. How the hell are they to get high school students who don't want to be there anyways to learn anything.
    Thats why McDonalds has pictures of big macs instead of numbers...because we graduate morons

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    ALternative schools no reform schools...
    What do you call sending students/kids to military schools?

    BTW, social promotion is bull****.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    How the hell are they to get high school students who don't want to be there anyways to learn anything.
    LOL!

    you could start by actually REQUIRING kids to EARN their diplomas

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