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piqaboo wrote:What are these dramatic and negative consequences you foresee, haggis?
Why do you think these will come to be?
Are women of the future ('Toid) going to want to marry a guy who is poorly educated and a financial liability?
“There is never going to be a national school system much better than what we have now. It may get worse, but it won’t get much better.”
I have always thought that Congress, which has the undoubted right to run the DC school system any way it wants to, should make that the shining example of how schools ought to operate. THEN we might listen when the Department of Education tells the rest of the country what to do. But for the moment I believe the DC school system is actually the worst in the US. Of course the Washington educrats still assert the right to tell the rest of the country what to do. Why not?
piqaboo wrote:The current 'thing' is to have young kids do lots of writing by sounding out.
It fails more than it works because english is so very not phonetic.
Altoid is convinced there are chrees. I understand because at her age I knew there were chrucks.
jamiebk wrote:Unfortuately, it goes beyond grammar/writing/spelling skills. It's math as well. Case-in-point. I walked into our local "Coddy, Fish and Chips" store to get some of their coleslaw that I like. I recognized the girl behind the counter as a local high school kid...nearly or just graduated. I asked for one quart of cole slaw. The answer??? " I'm sorry sir...I can't sell you a quart. We only have pints. My answer: OK...well, why don't you just give me two of those pints then?. Her answer: Well. OK...will that be enough?...I'm sorry. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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