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Schools must study policies

July 23, 2013

There’s no doubt the education field is a changing landscape with new technology, budget struggles and higher standards....

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Patriot1

Jul-23-13 12:07 PM

"No child left behind" is a disaster - it allows teachers to "adjust" grades and creates a "survival level" rather than a competency level which allows graduates to have the minimal skills needed to be considered for employment.

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lizzie

Jul-24-13 1:28 AM

Start preparing them for college life now. You turn in something late or forget to turn something in you get an incomplete or a ZERO. There's no second chances or extra credit. Make them take responsibility, they're old enough when they hit high school.

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MrBoB51

Jul-24-13 10:28 AM

Problem is Lizzie, They're not taught responsibility before they get to high school. It used to be 'you do or you do not'. The key word is YOU. That concept was shoved in the drawer in favor of 'everybody's special' and trophies for 'trying'. The drop out and illiteracy rates show how well that's worked out. It's not time for something new, it's time for something old that worked.

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lizzie

Jul-24-13 12:20 PM

Agreed - Someone from Gville should be talking to someone from Schenectady, IMO, since whatever they've done gave them a marked improvement on grad rates, dropout rates, and truancy.....

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