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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-04-12 10:04 AM
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2. Friggin' Bean Counters.
Metrics, Metrics, I'm sick of hearing them talk about they're trying to turn students into cookie-cutter clones and grind them out like little sausages.

Luckily, my Autistic Son has great teachers. He's great at Math but sucks at reading comprehension, or so they say. He's always asking me questions about current events that he reads about on the NET. He comprehends the articles he reads very well.

I get the impression that they don't care for the Metrics either.

In my time, there was no early intervention. I said fuck-it, went into the Navy and passed my GED in the top 1 percentile within 2 months and I managed to go to College and get a BS in Chemistry.

I see him suffering through much of the same issues that stood in my way. The only reason I didn't fall through the cracks and wind up in Prison, or worse, was by sheer willpower.

Too many don't make it.
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