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States Lower Test Standards for a High School Diploma

• NY Times
A law adopting statewide high school exams for graduation took effect in Pennsylvania on Saturday, with the goal of ensuring that students leaving high school are prepared for college and the workplace. But critics say the requirement has been so watered down that it is unlikely to have major impact.

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Comment by Bob Bob
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Alright, now when can have more people with low IQs to join are group of protesters

Comment by Found Zero
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Yup, something about the irony of administering a test to find out that kids know nothing AFTER you have screwed them reminded me of a great old tune by Husker Du: How To Skin A Cat.

 

We are starting a cat ranch and taking one hundred thousand cats. Each cat will have twelve kittens a year.
The catskins will sell for thirty cents each
One hundred men could skin five thousand cats a day
We could be dealing a profit of over ten thousand dollars!


But what should we feed the cats?
We will start a rat ranch next door with a million rats
The rats will be twelve times faster than the cats
So we can have more rats to feed each day for each cat
But what should we feed the rats?
We will feed the rats The carcases of the cats After they have been skinned.


Now get this!
We feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats
And get the catskins for nothing
We feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats
And get the catskins for nothing
We feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats
And get the catskins for nothing
We feed the rats the carcases of the cats
After they have been skinned
We feed the rats to the cats and the cats to the rats
And get the catskins for nothing
Rats to the cats and the cats to the rats
And get the catskins for nothing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWqTHYBqPgs 

Ah Husker Du, how we miss ye.

Comment by Found Zero
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"“The exams are just challenging enough to reduce the graduation rate,” Professor Warren added, “but not challenging enough to have measurable consequences for how much students learn or for how prepared they are for life after high school.”

Hey the professor just summarized our whole critique of the one-size-fits-all mandatory public education system! Do you suppose he knows he uttered and indictment of socialism too?

Comment by Lola Flores
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 The dumber the better, I alwayz says


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