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Is 40% a passing grade? North Carolina thinks so.
#31
BS - More S - Piled Higher and Deeper .


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#32
THE GOVERNMENT OF A STATE IS DICTATING GRADING IN SCHOOLS!!!!!

This is totalitarianism. The Government should have nothing to do with schools. period.

The constitution needs an amendment: Government should pass no law respecting an establishment of education.

Education should be returned to Society, it is not a function of Government.
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#33
Think about the poor bastard who gets a 39!
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#34
I was home educated before the First Grade , not particularly " Schooled " exactly . There was no Lesson Plan .

Mom made a game out of going from coloring between the lines to making circles and loops and figure 8 's between the lines on the wide lined writing paper of that time . Then on to making it smaller to fit the regular ruled notebook sheet . Then on to Printing and Cursive .

Kept Me busy at the Kitchen Table while She went on about the day .

Paternal Grandmother started Me to read with felt board Bible Stories . Narrating the scenes and Reading the Speech Balloons as She put them on the board . A Methodist thing I guess .

Folks got a subscription to Highlights Magazine and a Dictionary of My Own , and continued to encourage Reading , and looking up words I did not know . Extra FUN !


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By the first day in the Public Fool System , I was at third grade reading level and using My Own Fountain Pen for writing .

This didn ' t go over well with Mrs . Toy .

By the second day I had received My first paddling .

Thank You Mrs . Toy . I ' ve had a lot of Teachers over the School Years . Can ' t remember but a handful of Their Names . . .
but I will never ever forget You Dear .


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#35
Is the teacher's union behind this? They are the most liberal crooked group in NC!
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(02-28-2019, 10:33 PM)sivil Wrote: If any country really wanted to kick ass in 20 years, this is what they would do, they would make all education free and flexible, so these kids wouldn't graduate owing $300,000 and what I think would come of this is that the country would have a highly skilled educated work force.  Also they need to teach people to be critical thinkers and that it is ok to think of things on their own.

The educational system we have now is out of date.  It was designed just to have people smart enough to work in factories.  Now we have a shortage of professionals.

No, we have a shortage of technically skilled craftsmen, machinists, designer/fabricators, welders, artisans, blacksmiths, wood workers, carpenters, repairmen, creators/inventors. People that can read a micrometer or a tape measure for that matter. Baby-boomer parents were convinced college was the only way to be successful and this permeated through later generations. Now look at college courses.

The skills that are demanded of an automotive technician today are far above what a "mechanic" was 40 years ago. A licensed aircraft mechanic with an A&P certification STILL earns very low wages compared to his/her education level. Same for the auto tech. Between hand tools and electronic diagnostic computers, CAN/BUS systems analyzers and a cabinet to store them, a classA Certified Master Technician has at LEAST $30k invested in tools. Still earning less than the average "paper shuffler" who cannot change a lightbulb. Facepalm
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#37
But the trades needs courses too, that should be covered as well. I mean its tough to be an electrician, you have to take time off work to upgrade your skills and when you start out you aren't making that great of money. I can't remember if the people they work for pay for their courses or not, some companies do.
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