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Many states want to eliminate "Exit Exams" in order for a student to graduate from High School.

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: bullcat
ok class today we shall discuss 2+2, what do you think it is? remember to be politically correct now.


I'm going to go with being in a base 3 system and say that it's 11.




posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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I have 5 children in public school.
11th, 9th, two in 8th, and 6th grades.

My oldest will graduate early. I honestly believe this is a bad idea. She will go on to college with what she currently knows, which is not a lot about real life. Her Dad and I learned a lot of "life skills" as well as what was required in a book sense.

Although on paper, she will be 18 and has all of the credits necessary to do so, she is in no way prepared for the "real world".

I am still working on that. I know, I know, maybe should have put them all in private school but....

Anyway, the classes that are offered for "after graduation" prep shall we say are mechanics, nursing, child care, etc.
I would like to see more "realistic" studies offered. I guess they are realistic if she chose to stay in this town but, she won't.
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
I have 5 children in public school.
11th, 9th, two in 8th, and 6th grades.

My oldest will graduate early. I honestly believe this is a bad idea. She will go on to college with what she currently knows, which is not a lot about real life. Her Dad and I learned a lot of "life skills" as well as what was required in a book sense.

Although on paper, she will be 18 and has all of the credits necessary to do so, she is in no way prepared for the "real world".

I am still working on that. I know, I know, maybe should have put them all in private school but....

Anyway, the classes that are offered for "after graduation" prep shall we say are mechanics, nursing, child care, etc.
I would like to see more "realistic" studies offered. I guess they are realistic if she chose to stay in this town but, she won't.


Home school, most people who home school are smarter.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 06:11 PM
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So if they eliminate exit exams, then universities have to put entrance exams in place no?



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: bullcat

I would agree with that maybe but, true story
My youngest daughter is on a basketball team and a girl joined who had been homeschooled since the beginning.
She is an 8th grader with NO social skills whatsoever. It is awkward watching her try to interact and as nice and friendly as my daughter and the rest of the team try to be, it is still hard to watch...

She (the girl) has 4 other siblings as well and I can imagine that they will find the same difficulty interacting with other people as she does. Is this from lack of social situations and being confined to the home and such?



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: bullcat
So if they eliminate exit exams, then universities have to put entrance exams in place no?



Universities already have entrance exams which are used to determine placement in your gen-ed classes. Sometimes they'll instead use ACT and SAT scores but only if you're below a certain age. In my case for example I scored a 33 on the ACT (which qualified me for virtually any school in the country, including MIT which was my first choice and I got accepted to) but after high school I fell extremely ill and it took years to get over it and be able to attend school.

By the time I did I was 22 or 23 and they no longer accepted my ACT so I instead had to take placement tests covering a bunch of stuff I had forgotten (so unsurprisingly, I did quite poor on them) and goto lower quality schools to reestablish some academic background.
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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: bullcat

I would agree with that maybe but, true story
My youngest daughter is on a basketball team and a girl joined who had been homeschooled since the beginning.
She is an 8th grader with NO social skills whatsoever. It is awkward watching her try to interact and as nice and friendly as my daughter and the rest of the team try to be, it is still hard to watch...

She (the girl) has 4 other siblings as well and I can imagine that they will find the same difficulty interacting with other people as she does. Is this from lack of social situations and being confined to the home and such?


That is why you homeschool with a couple of people outside the family, get a group together. That way they socialise. Socialising is a parenting problem, not schooling problem.




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