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originally posted by: Maroboduus
a reply to: DBCowboy
Also, you're grossly over-simplifying the issue, as your kind is often wont to do. People probably wouldn't fail algebra so often if they were taught it to a sufficient degree in high school. Unfortunately, our education budget is terrible, and your buddy Trump wants to make even more drastic cuts to it.
But, hey... why actually consider the complexities of an issue or the roots of a problem when you can just grossly oversimplify it in order to make more idiotic and uninformed attacks on people who don't agree with your politics? People like you do nothing but diminish the discourse in this country. You actively make the population dumber, more hateful, and more divisive.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Deaf Alien
First of all, we've seen in the data from many of the pilots across the country that are using alternative math pathways — that are just as rigorous as an algebra course — we've seen much greater success for students because many of these students can relate to these different kinds of math depending on which program of study they're in. They can see how it works in their daily life and how it's going to work in their career.....
justify lowering standards
The elephant in the room when talking about racial disparities in American schools is the school-to-prison pipeline, another disparity that begins early.
Are you saying that it is racist to have high standards?
By comparison, U.S. student scores remained in the middle of the pack. But the most telling difference between Finns and Americans when it comes to education is child poverty.
Poverty is the most relevant factor in determining the outcome of a person's educational journey, and in Finland, the child poverty rate is about 5%. In the U.S., the rate is almost five times as high. Unlike us, the Finns calculate the rate of poverty after accounting for government aid, but the differences remain substantial.
originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: diggindirt
Ironic your talking about how the government wait's money ,yet you have not made the connection that for many college algebra is uneccessary. The reason they have to is someone decided it was required even though in their career it won't be used.
So it's OK to waist money in certain circumstances how do you decide where it's OK to waist money??