Detoit Schools Suck. Ever wonder why?

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    Well, you could start at the top. Having a functionally illiterate person as President of the school board doesn't exactly set the best example.

     
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    Unfucking believable.
     
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    the scary part is that semi-literate fellows like this are also in the teaching field. sob stories about how proficiency exams discriminate against minority teachers are commonplace but is it reasonable to expect someone incapable of scholarly work to teach it to students? or even recognize it?

    It is time to expect and insist upon reasonable standards for teachers, support staff, and students. even if it means accepting that some will not be able to achieve the mark.
     
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    a michigan professors blog says that Mathis not only has been a substitute teacher but also that he passed the Teacher's Union proficiency exam. if true.....
     
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    Some states have set a passing score on the Praxis II teacher exam as low as 59%. You can guess the reason why.

    I did read an article yesterday that might help the Detroit schools in the future.

    Making parents pay for kids' truancy | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

    I like it.
     
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    To be perfectly honest, NO, I never wondered why.

    I guess I didn't really give it much thought.
     
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    :clap2:

    Alright...so he can read and vomit.

    But can he do them at the same time?
     
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    Christ this is embarrassing...

    Um... Could I get a Mod to correct the title of this thread? It seems as though I left out the "r" in Detroit in the title...
     
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    The problem in a word: Democrats

    Democrats have run that school district and Democrats control the teachers union and are doing everything in their power to turn every school district into a Detroit and they are succeeding

    Not the first time I've said it, but thanks to Democrat control of the school system half of US high school students can't identify when the War of 1812 occurred and 90% can't name 3 Founding Fathers even if you spot them George Washington.

    The Democrat Party needs stupid people, lots of stupid people and this is how they guarantee a ready supply of dependable voters
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can edit the title yourself. I've done it. Don't be embarrassed. Making typos and being illiterate like this guy aren't even in the same league.
     

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