Two-thirds of WI children can't read proficiently, despite highest per pupil spending

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    in Midwest.

    "Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest."

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can#

    Why we care if the teachers come back or not is beyond me. Replace their sorry asses.
     
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    Its pry like that in every state in America, or even worse.
     
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    It's certainly true in Oregon.
     
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    And think of how much these kids are missing out on learning while this debacle is taking place
     
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    *edit*
    It's not very different from hostage taking for ransom
     
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    Most children only know how to read sentences in text form or facebook update status form.
     
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    Broad brush much, Leweman?
     
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    Maaaaaaaaaaaybe.
     
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    I think much of the blame lies with the parents and technology designed for kids.
    Parents let their kids lose themselves with various forms of technology so the parent doesn't have to be a parent.
    Most kids are very proficient with electronics, more so than with reading, math etc by a long shot.
     
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    Yeah you make a good point. The ability is there but its not being focused correctly by the parents.
     

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