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originally posted by: subject x
My friend had to teach his kids their multiplication tables because their school doesn't.
That's education failure in my book.
originally posted by: kenpachicero
a reply to: eluryh22
Statistically whites tend to perform better than hispanics and blacks on these tests and asains tend to do the best especially in math ,not just in the U.S. the scores from other countries are broken down by race too and they show the same pattern. To ignore this fact and jump straight to systemic failure of the entire education system in need of hundreds of billions of dollars is insane.
entire education system in need of hundreds of billions of dollars
Schools reflect the communities they serve. There is only so much a school can do if the child doesnt have a solid foundation at home. Education is reinforced at home. Wealthier and educated parents tend to spend more time reading and doi g other things that helps their childre perform better in school. Poorer kids often have illiterate parents and they dont spend nearly the same effort reinforcong education.
Poorer kids often have illiterate parents and they dont spend nearly the same effort reinforcong education. Sociologist have studied that there is a huge gap in vicabulary by age 5 between affluent and poor kids. Our school system is not perfect but i think the larger issue is the breakdown of families. You can have a state of the art school and great teachers but if a childs home environment is messed up it wont matter.