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Troll BS: America's New Half-Wit Army (69* d) RE: BS: America's New Half-Wit Army 19 Jan 06


When you look at what our government run schools are turning out as high school graduates these days, it's enough to make you cry. They can't read, write or compute and most of them don't seem to care.

It is routine for a first-year college student to take mostly remedial courses. Teachers no longer can teach critical thinking; they must instead teach the tests that are required by the government to test "proficiency". All they test is the ability to take tests.ost of the kids forget the information as soon as they walk out of the test.

Here in Florida we have the "FCAT" which is given in the early spring. After it is over it's almost impossible to get the students to do ANY work. They know that it's the FCAT that's important to the school and the state and that they won't flunk if they did well no matter now little they do after it's all over.

The fact that the education budget has been doubled under the Bush administration isn't helping a bit because a lack of money isn't the problem. The problem is that education simply isn't valued anymore. It's much more important to have "feel-good" classes than it is to memorize the multiplication tables. The idea is now that school should be "fun" and that anything that isn't "fun" should be avoided.

I could go on but why bother. We don't just have a dumber army, we've got a dumber nation.

And no one seems to care.

troll


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