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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:13 PM
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Bush Says New Scores Show Education Reforms Work

http://www.news10.net/storyfull3.aspx?storyid=13753

Bush Says New Scores Show Education Reforms Work

WHITE HOUSE (AP) -- President Bush says the latest test results for America's fourth- and eighth-graders show his education overhaul plan is working.

However, he acknowledges the scores also show there's "more work to do" when it comes to reading.

This year's National Assessment of Educational Progress shows a four-percentage-point gain over last year in fourth-grade math scores and a one-point gain in eighth.

However, there was essentially no progress in fourth-grade reading while in eighth grade, the percentage reading at grade level actually dropped.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:17 PM
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1. Bush has an intent to seek education improvement related programs. n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:23 PM
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5. bush and his pal Spellings know little about schooling.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:09 PM
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15. Is that anything like the "programs to create WMDs"?
:evilgrin:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:17 PM
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2. What plan? Prepare kids to take/pass a test?
Like everything else these bush people do, it's all bogus.
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foflappy Donating Member (148 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:21 PM
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3. I guess they need to "teach to the test"
more effectively!!

I am glad we bailed out of that system...I am glad we could!
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:27 PM
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8. Unfortunately,
they have temporarily derailed the system and it will take years to get back to normal. What he should have done was give each of the students a crib...I'm sure he knows what that is...and that would immediately bring those scores up so he could gloat. Jerk!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:22 PM
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4. 'essentially no progress" for 4th gr. and 8th grade Reading scores dropped


This year's National Assessment of Educational Progress shows a four-percentage-point gain over last year in fourth-grade math scores and a one-point gain in eighth.

However, there was essentially no progress in fourth-grade reading while in eighth grade, the percentage reading at grade level actually dropped.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:26 PM
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7. That I believe!


They are leaving Education Behind.
The plan has got to go.

Children are no plants, they should not be totally concerned with the Bush tests.

If Bush is an example of a beautiful education,forget it.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:23 PM
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6. OH LOOK! There he goes again!
LIE LIE LIE.

Or is he just "out of the loop"?
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:37 PM
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9. That is terrible
The scores go down and he calls that a success. Just terrible!
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:13 PM
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16. the scores go down and bush calls it success
Just like the "successful" War in Iraq where the insurgents are in control.
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:17 PM
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17. In the * way of thinking, this is a success.
Permanent underclass, here we come... :(

Made easier by the fact that the kids now can't read well enough to do much more than put their figurative "X" on the social contract.
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:56 PM
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10. Typical Reboff tactic, flash the straws ...
grasping at / up holding the straw of their policy that actually may be true. "Facts are meaningless! You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true." Homer Simpson.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:58 PM
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11. Districts are faking scores IIRC
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:01 PM
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12. Yeah the "rainbow" told him so!...n/t
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Rebel_with_a_cause Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:06 PM
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13. Bush also believes, if on enough acid, that God can see people
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:08 PM
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14. You mean they can't read "My Pet Goat"?
Say it ain't so! Those aweful stats! It's fuzzy math, I say!
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