NY trying to keep up with CA education stupidity

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    In New York....failing grades?
    No problem - you still graduate...and here is a $50,000 check for a four year all expenses paid vacation.

    New York School's Rules Give Failing Kids Credits Toward Graduation | Fox News

     
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    this si just awful;;

    nder the rules:

    * Students who get failing scores of 50 to 55 in class will “automatically” get 15 points for a passing 65 to 70 grade if they pass a Regents exam. Kids who score a minimum 65 on the Regents “should receive a passing grade” in the class. The same practice forced a Bronx principal to resign.

    * A final grade of 60 to 64 “will be changed automatically” to a passing 65.

    * Students who fail a class “will be assigned ... a work product not to exceed five pages” or “alternative project.” Livid teachers say pupils who cut class or blew off studying get a “packet” of work or take an online multiple-choice “credit recovery” program.

    “The message is loud and clear: Don’t worry if you don’t attend school -- we’ll just give you an easy way to make up the credit,” a staffer said. “What does that say to the kids who actually do the class work, tests, projects and homework?”

    Read more: New York School's Rules Give Failing Kids Credits Toward Graduation | Fox News


    and there are thank god opposing voices;

    ” Livid teachers say pupils who cut class or blew off studying get a “packet” of work or take an online multiple-choice “credit recovery” program.

    “The message is loud and clear: Don’t worry if you don’t attend school -- we’ll just give you an easy way to make up the credit,” a staffer said. “What does that say to the kids who actually do the class work, tests, projects and homework?”

    David Bloomfield, an education professor at Brooklyn College, said such policies make a mockery of “real learning and subject mastery.”

    “This is simply a phony process for getting kids undeserved credits,” he said.
     
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    And for those who are minority or "special" (gay, single parent etc) - this insanity continues in many colleges. NO college is going to get into a habit of expelling minority and special case students - so they coast through and get a degree - thereby lowering the value of an education for everyone else exponentially.

    Government bubble #3 well underway.
    As it is in liberal land.
     
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    yup, sally mae will implode, I give it oh, another 3 years if that.
     
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    You know...I have made several threads about the ludicrous taxpayer supported grants - and I don't believe someone on the left has made a post in one yet.
     
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    I was waiting for that.

    A college education know is meaningless unless it is an Ivy League. Get ready for big bucks. If you are on a Pell Grant for the poor ,minorities or the disabled, your Diploma will read: DO NOT HIRE
     
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    Exceptions are specialized medicine (for now). They are still not easy to get into - very picky grade requirements and hard as hell pre-req's.
    Nursing on the other hand...holy hell...some of the people I know that got a nursing degree...help us all.
     
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    Curiouser and curiouser.

    Years ago the NYC system prevented any automatic failure for lack of attendance.

    And don't think the Regents Exams mean too much anymore, either...
    (Don't tell Traj how it's gone to hell in a handbasket since he left....he might think
    it's because he left....)

    Of course it is political....not an eduational basis.....
    and in this arena, as in economics, it's Gresham's Law...bad education ideas drive out good ones....

    ...maybe Parkinson's Law, too.
     
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    I heard that:evil:
     
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    Future Democrats!

    Dems need to keep a steady supply of uneducated hopeless dependable Dem voters
     

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