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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:13 PM

So I posted this graphic on FB


It says: "What sort of person thinks there is nothing wrong with asking the folks tasked with teaching our children to take a 20% cut on a $50,000 annual salary, but thinks it's a terrible idea to ask millionaires to pay an additional 3% more in taxes?"

And this is what I get:

Rightie: doesn't seem like they are doing such a great job of teaching our children...we should just throw more money at it...that always works

LaydeeBug: Nah, Rightie, let's just *privatize* them, and GIVE THEM VOUCHERS. Then, when all the kids are flunking basic testing while the principle takes home 750k, your sense of prejudice and spite can be appeased.


Rightie: they already are flunking L-bomb...sorry to break it to ya
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LaydeeBug: Wow R-bomb, there's a whole lotta fail in that statement.


I tried to link to the actual thing, but it didn't show on edit, so I don't know what's wrong. I'd like to have my "teachers are awesome you sumbitch" ready for his return.

Please help.

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Reply So I posted this graphic on FB (Original post)
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 OP
peace13 Nov 2012 #1
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #2
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #3
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #6
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #4
KG Nov 2012 #5

Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:37 PM

1. You can not argue with crazy.

Save yourself the heartache. Think about it...if they don't value education they certainly are not going to value the teacher.

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Response to peace13 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:50 PM

2. This is a very good point. And this one's a failed minister. nt

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:07 PM

3. We aren't failing our kids.

We are the only country in the world that tests ALL of our kids. Then we compare ALL of our kids to SOME of the kids in other countries (generally the college bound). And everyone wrings their hands and says oh no, we're failing to educate our kids.

Here are the facts:

1. When we disaggregate our test score data and remove the non college bound kids (generally the very low income and future dropouts) and compare our college bound kids to the kids tested in other countries, we come out in the top three. Not 37, like those stupid Exxon Mobil commercials. But in the TOP THREE.

2. High school graduation rates have risen consistently since WWII in every state in the country.

3. Dropout rates have gone down consistently in every state since WWII.

4. College admission numbers continue to go up.

5. Test scores in every state in the country have risen since 2002, when NCLB took effect. The reason most people don't know this is because the required proficiency ratings have risen every year, as required in NCLB. To put it simply, year 1 a state had to have 25% of their kids score at a proficient level on the state standardized test, year 2, 50% had to score at a proficient level, year 3, 75% and so on until 100% of the kids had to score at a proficient level. Schools that don't reach the required proficiency level are labeled as failing. So a school could have 20% at proficiency level one year and increase that to 30% the next year and even though the scores had gone up, the school would be labeled as failing.
****So we're screwed because we will NEVER have 100% of our kids scoring at a proficient level. It's impossible. It's like saying every kid in the class is going to get an A.****

That's it in a nutshell. Even though we are doing a much better job of educating our kids and have the data to prove it, that same data 'proves' our kids are failing. It's just a great big shell game.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:01 PM

6. thank you for this. I really appreciate it.

NCLB was a joke from get

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:11 PM

4. When Basketball Adopted the NCLB Rules

No high school basketball player left behind

All teams must make the state playoffs and all must win the championship.
If a team does not win the championship, it will be on probation until they are the champions, and coaches will be held accountable. If after two years they have not won the championship their basketballs and equipment will be taken away until they do win the championship.

All players will be expected to have the same basketball skills at the same time, even if they do not have the same conditions or opportunities to practice on their own. No exceptions will be made for lack of interest in basketball, a desire to perform athletically, or genetic abilities or disabilities of themselves or their parents.

All students will play basketball at a proficient level

Talented players will be asked to workout on their own, without instruction. This is because the coaches will be using all their instructional time with the athletes who arenít interested in basketball, have limited athletic ability or whose parents donít like basketball.

Games will be played year round, but statistics will only be kept in the 4th, 8th, and 11th games. If parents do not like this new law, they are encouraged to vote for vouchers and support private schools that can screen out the non-athletes and prevent their children from having to go to school with bad basketball players.

- Author unknown

http://dianeravitch.net/2012/11/15/when-basketball-adopted-the-nclb-rules/

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:18 PM

5. righties responses on FB are usually incoherent and irrelevant. i just lulz.

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