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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Again, you prove impotent to back up your claims. No surprise there. You never presented what you claim you presented in the first place. Be it a year ago, a month ago, a week ago or today. But go ahead and prove me wrong by showing us all this tremendous factual evidence you have. We would love to see it.
    You refused the information when it was given to you. But it is commonly known that people who end up studying primary and secondary school teaching in the universities are the bottom of the barrel in terms of freshman scores and GPAs

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Who would that be? YOu must be talking about some foreign culture because America sounds nothing like what you are fantasizing about.

    If one hangs out with a bunch of people who have teaching degrees and think that they are worth more than some Forbes 500 executive, I can see how you wouldn't notice the reality

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You refused the information when it was given to you. But it is commonly known that people who end up studying primary and secondary school teaching in the universities are the bottom of the barrel in terms of freshman scores and GPAs

    You never provided the information that you now claim you did.

    But go ahead and prove me wrong by linking to it.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You never provided the information that you now claim you did.

    But go ahead and prove me wrong by linking to it.
    I really have better things to do. Enough people saw them to know it was there. maybe if the rerun of BONES is boring I will find it for you to ignore again. Its well known though.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If one hangs out with a bunch of people who have teaching degrees and think that they are worth more than some Forbes 500 executive, I can see how you wouldn't notice the reality

    Q: What does that have to do with your previous pontification?



    it also turns out lots of people who think that merely holding a degree entitles them to wealth and power and when they find out how the real world works, they become rather bitter and they then often turn to the government to make amends for the rude surprise the job world has dealt them

    A: Nothing at all.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I really have better things to do. Enough people saw them to know it was there. maybe if the rerun of BONES is boring I will find it for you to ignore again. Its well known though.

    You have better things to do than engage in debate on a site dedicated to DEBATE? YOu are still posting and you are still impotent to back up your claims. It should be easy for you.

    DO IT.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Oh Look here is something from the Washington Monthly--apparently grade inflation is high in the education departments


    The Grades of Future Teachers by Daniel Luzer | Washington Monthly

    This is despite the fact that education majors have the lowest high school grades and standardized test scores of all college students.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Oh Look here is something from the Washington Monthly--apparently grade inflation is high in the education departments


    The Grades of Future Teachers by Daniel Luzer | Washington Monthly

    This is despite the fact that education majors have the lowest high school grades and standardized test scores of all college students.


    Your own article states this

    Well, guess which students earn the highest grades? It’s future teachers. According to a new study by Cory Koedel published by the American Enterprise Institute:

    Students who take education classes at universities receive significantly higher grades than students who take classes in every other academic discipline.
    So ed students excel and work hard to achieve in college. And that is a minus in your book!?!?!?!?!?!?

    I thought you were all about achievement?


    And that comes from a far right group to boot.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic? [W:102]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your own article states this



    So ed students excel and work hard to achieve in college. And that is a minus in your book!?!?!?!?!?!?

    I thought you were all about achievement?


    And that comes from a far right group to boot.
    well that is an admirable attempt at turning a lemon into lemonade but if you actually read the article it states

    (EXACTLY WHAT I CLAIMED) those who go into the teaching major have the lowest scores and grades of all entering college students

    GRADE INFLATION IS MORE RAMPANT IN THE TEACHING DEPARTMENT

    he notes that the average GPA in education departments is a 3.8/

    at Cornell Engineering a 2.0 is an average grade. 3.0 gets you in the Honor society.
    3.5 and you are top of the food chain

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