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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

US Students Falling Further Behind in Basic Skills

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Ten Percent Of U.S. High School Students Graduating Without Basic Object Permanence Skills


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theophrastus 1
next-up on The Onion™: "Tyrannically Testing Teachers Teach Teachers to Teach Testing Tryrannically"
Posted by theophrastus on January 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 2
Translation: "I'm pushing 50 and I'm at the top pay scale. Please don't give my job to a young person."
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on January 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM · Report this
treacle 3
OH MY GOD, that's--- what are we talking about?
Posted by treacle on January 15, 2013 at 10:51 AM · Report this
Not a surprise. On a side note; I always struggle with international student rankings. Obviously we want and need to do the best we can for our kids and have a long way to go in that regard. At the same time it is important to note that a lot of countries don't educated everybody. They cherry-pick the top students to go on to complete the equivalent of high school, and the rest either end their education much earlier or are moved over to other tracks (vocational, etc). If we were only ranking, say, our top 25% or 50% of students we would look pretty good. Keep in mind that probably 30% of the students in any school have zero interest in being there, another 5-10% have serious learning disabilities. The US was built on a universal education model, which is great, and I think a key to our success, but it does not lend itself to statistical comparison with other systems.
Posted by Chris Jury on January 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM · Report this
That first sentence should read:"Not a surprise that that The Onion Did such a great job at this"-got to typing without finishing my sentence. Also- the text in the crawl at the bottom is always amazing.
Posted by Chris Jury on January 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM · Report this
Wow, that first babe in the pink top was super-hot.....what were we discussing ? ? ?

Posted by sgt_doom on January 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM · Report this
seandr 7
Just stumbled across this blog, seems pretty cool!
Posted by seandr on January 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 8
But they're fucking AMERICANS they don't need an education or to be aware. Let the rest of the world suffer through getting an education.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on January 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM · Report this
runswithnailclippers 9
Is the "Total Blackout" reality show advertised before this clip real or The Onion?
Posted by runswithnailclippers on January 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Report this
utilitybelt 10
Posted by utilitybelt on January 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM · Report this
If there would be a talk about how only the best of the best could continue studying, I would think of America.
Most of Europe has a social system, meaning that they try to make school affordable for everyone. In most of those places you also have a lot of support systems to help students.

Posted by wiccaantje on January 16, 2013 at 6:24 AM · Report this

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