On 11/27/12, HistoryGuy wrote:
> On 11/27/12, kaye wrote:
>> On 11/26/12, wjs wrote:
>>> Fl Grad. rates near bottom of country....how's the emphasis
>>> on standardized testing working? Not so great, huh? Also,
>>> this year's 9th graders must now take and pass Algebra II (
>>> as well as the Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC's ), Biology (
>>> with an EOC ), Chemistry or Physics. If a student does not
>>> want to go to college, WHY do they need to take Algebra II
>>> and Chemistry?????
>> possibly, the manner in which grad rates are calculated
>> renders them invalid. i removed my own children from the
>> public school system in early elementary school. i was told
>> by a school administrator that if a student starts public
>> school, but does not finish in a public school, they would be
>> counted as drop-outs, statistically. i don't know if this
>> information is accurate, but it aligns with the rest of the
>> idiocy in the system.
>> and yes, the expanded requirements will proabably increase the
>> drop-out rate - on both the positive and negative sides.
> All of these grad requirements are pushing many students to
> enroll in either a private or charter school. None of these new
> requirements pertain to a private school and many charter schools
> don't have to abide to these new requirements as well. This also
> includes FCAT. Afterall, that's what Gov. Bowlingball Head seeks-
> more charters.
> Secondly, Florida's economy is largely supported by the service
> industry, where wages are very low. Many dropouts needing work
> will take these low paying jobs.
> So yeah, that industry supports the influx of non grads.
hey history guy - just fyi - my kids may be classified as dropouts -
but they also have 4 year degrees from UF. i am sure many others
are similarly situated.
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