High Schools Failing to Prepare Students for College

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    You don't really believe that anyone who was an "A" student needed remedial English, do you?

    Schools are doing better in NY. Maybe Ohio should learn from us.
     
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    SOME public schools are failing.

    Others are doing superb jobs.

    Statistically speaking, the wealthier the community students are drawn from, the more likely the kids are to get a superior education.

    There are exceptions, of couse, but that's, generally speaking, the way it is in America.

    And that's NOT all just because of the money invested in their edcuations, either. (although it certainly can't be entire ignored)

    The fact is if you go to a school where the average kid is poor, even if you are a motivated student, it can be very difficult to get a decent education.

    The staff are busy dealing with kids who don't care, and often the educators are simply weary of being turned into prison guards and nursemaids, and not longer really able to teach in that environment.

    They develop the educator's equivalent of compassion fatigue, I think.

    When I taught I used to throw disruptive kids out of class just to make it possible for my kids who were interested to carry on.

    Eventually, of course, the administration forced me to stop that editecian triage system of educating, and then the whole damned class could be totally disrupted by one genuine asshole or the other.
     
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    No Child Left Behind indeed
     
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    teachers are given little or no methods to control a class....you are 2nd guessed by the admin then if the parents come and say little sallie is sorry....note the parents not the student then they are put back in the class...and heaven forbid they be a star football player who cannot read nor write but can run a football...heaven forbid you fail that student.
     
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    remedial English? Maybe, maybe not....

    more than likely they need remedial algebra or some other math subject...
     
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    But their self esteem kicks ass I bet ! !!!
     
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    That might be true.

    I hope one would have to be up to snuff to be an "A" student, even in math or science, but I guess that would depend on the curriculum. Kind of illustrates the benefits of "teaching to the test" like they do here. Of course, there is a downside to that type of curriculum,too.
     
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    Are the charter and private schools doing that much better?
     

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