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    Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country


    kaye

    Posted on 11/29/12
    (16) Comments

    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.
    kaye


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/26/12, by wjs.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/26/12, by So you prefer social promotion?.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/27/12, by wjs.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/27/12, by florida teacher.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/27/12, by phil.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/27/12, by kaye.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/27/12, by HistoryGuy.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/27/12, by HistoryGuy.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/27/12, by social promotion.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/28/12, by Broke FL Teacher.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/28/12, by Broke FL Teacher.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/29/12, by social promotion.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/29/12, by Correction: There are endless ways...nfm.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 11/29/12, by kaye.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 12/01/12, by Debbie.
  • Re: FL Grad. rates near bottom of country, 12/12/12, by Jason.