On 11/29/12, kaye wrote:
> 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.
I have always thought it a little unreasonable to have a 17/18 year old
decide on a course of study that they want to do for the rest of their
lives. Nevertheless, that's the way its done in the U.S.A.
My husband is a very successful air conditioning contractor and he
learned his trade at vocational school.One of his biggest beefs about
employees is A. they don't know how to work and B.they're not trained
A previous poster said that no one asks the teachers (which is true)
but also how about asking the students? Many people prefer working with
their hands, repairing or building stuff.Why can't we let them choose a
for the poster who commented about roofers: I've helped reroof my house
and it's an extremely difficult and laborious job. They desever every
penny they earn and then some!
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