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  •  Questions that too many kids get correct (8+ / 0-)

    are deemed to be unuseful and they're dropped from subsequent editions of the exams.

    So, if our teachers and students actually ARE successful at them in mass-quantities, the test will be changed to create lower scores for future editions of the test.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 03:44:41 PM PDT

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    •  And the lower scores for future editions will be (2+ / 0-)
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      blamed on the teachers, and used as an excuse to attack the union.

      Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

      In about 10-20 years, when all these kids not getting an education now move into the work force, and are not able to perform complex jobs, the U.S. will become an educational ghetto. Just what the oligarchy wants.

      The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

      by Turn Left on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 06:36:06 PM PDT

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      •  10 years? Are you kidding me? (1+ / 0-)
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        These kids have been surfacing in higher education for the past 7 to 10 years. Totally focused on the test. Oblivious to learning for learning's sake. Curious only about whether it will be on the test.

        I taught at a major land grant business school for 20+ years. I saw the subtle change in student attitudes. I retired (early) 2 years ago to try to make a difference some other way.

        That future nightmare is already here.

        Maturity: Doing what you know is right - even though you were told to do it

        by grapes on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 05:32:41 PM PDT

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