Tuesday, October 04, 2005

20% of Seniors Flunk High School Graduation Exam

Los Angeles Times Got a lead on this story from Neal Boortz.

The exit exam — which has come under criticism by some educators, legislators and civil rights advocates — is geared to an eighth-grade level in math and to ninth- and 10th-grade levels in English.
This is an examination given to High School Seniors. It would appear on the surface that the exam's purpose is to show that the young adults have at least learned SOMETHING during their twelve years of government indoctrination. At least something more than Politically Correct Socialist mind control. (BTW, why are "civil rights advocates" involved? When I see those words, the words "race pimp" come to mind)
But the report by the Virginia-based Human Resources Research Organization showed that tens of thousands of students, particularly those in special education and others who speak English as a second language, may fail the test by the end of their senior year despite remedial classes, after-school tutoring and other academic help.
Okay, these kids have been treated "special". They have been mollycoddled through the school system. (I know, I had two "special" kids.) Now they have to perform. Do you think their prospective employer has a "special" class of employees, who don't have to perform up to the standards of all? (Okay, forget female police tests and government jobs) I'm talking about private employers. The type of businesses which provide goods and services to our nation, not the leeches who pull value from society.
Teachers, according to the report, said that many students arrive unprepared and unmotivated for their high school courses and that their grades often reflect poor attendance and low parental involvement.
Yep, it is NEVER the fault of the TEACHER. They don't have any standards, do they? Oh, they will pass a dumbed down exam now and again. Don't get me wrong, I have known a LOT of good educators. The front line guys and gals are typically pretty good. It is the top heavy administration which should ALL be thrown out of work. (yeah we would throw out some good ones there, but let them reapply)


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