Detailed market commentary at The Market Ticker and Ticker Classics
(The Year 2012 In Review)
Donations accepted; we offer GOLD ACCESS for enhanced privileges. T-Shirts, caps, coffee mugs? Click here.
BlogTalkRadio - Mondays at 3:30 Central - Yes, TickerGuy has a radio show (kinda)
RSS available You are not signed on; if you are a visitor please register for a free account!
|MarketTicker Forums Single Post Display (Show in context)||
User: Not logged on
|User Info||When Students Fail, Just Claim They Passed; entered at 2012-05-17 10:51:57|
Registered: 2007-11-29 New Braunfels, Tx
I am continually amazed at how far down the tubes the public schools have gone. Here's a little personal history to illustrate how long this decline has been in force.|
I hated high school. In 1970, I dropped out of my senior year and obtained my GED. In 1983, I decided I would like to go to college. By this time, the colleges were implementing entrance tests for English and College Algebra to determine if remedial training was needed. I took the algebra test with along with approximately thirty recent high school graduates. I and one other young man tested out. There were similar results with the English test; I and two other young people tested out. Neither of these subjects were something I liked in high school or did particularly well at, yet I retained enough of what I was taught that I did not need remedial training.
If it was like this twenty-nine years ago, imagine how much worse it is today.