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Almost 70% of 8th Grader are Stupid...

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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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According to the National Assessment of Education Progress test, 67% of public school 8th graders are not proficient in Math and 65% are not proficient in English. W to the T to the F!

Public School Kids are Stupid

The sad thing is that in some districts, practically all the kids aren't proficient. I read an article that in Baltimore, 1/3rd of the schools didn't have a SINGLE GOD DAMN KID that was proficient at math. NOT ONE. Baltimore Kids are Even Dumber

How is this possible with all the money we spend on education locally and the billions of dollars the fed steals from us every year to fund the Dept of Education?

While I am no friend of the teacher's unions, I believe results like this are a reflection of how some segments of our society are just failing at parenting. Schools reflect the communities they serve. Good public schools aren't good because of the teachers, but because the majority of students come from homes that expect academic excellence. In many areas, public schools have become glorified day care and social service programs, not places of higher learning.

Discuss...




posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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In other news, water is wet.

I did some dumb stuff in school, anyone else?



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

They're highly proficient in social media though...

We didn't just stumble upon mediocrity in the schools, we created it.
We can't blame those who can't vote or aren't trusted to cross a busy intersection; let's start pointing the finger at those whom failed these children.

Politics are now destroying us from the inside.


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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

How is this possible with all the money we spend on education locally and the billions of dollars the fed steals from us every year to fund the Dept of Education?


Because that's the design.

Bet they're about 92% proficient in gender studies (sexism) and racial hyper-sensitivity (racism).


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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: BloodStainedGlass
In other news, water is wet.

I did some dumb stuff in school, anyone else?


This goes beyond doing dumb stuff. We all did dumb stuff, but we could still read, write, and handle basic math...


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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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To say these students are stupid betrays your own stupidity. They are just as intelligent as any group of students anywhere. The education system and society has failed them. They may be ignorant--but not stupid. Educate yourself and learn the difference or you look stupid yourself.
edit on 5/1/2018 by schuyler because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

I'm not ignorant to the content of your post and I agree the education system is failing the students. I was just cracking a joke.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
To say these students are stupid betrays your own stupidity. They are just as intelligent as any group of students anywhere. The education system and society has failed them. They may be ignorant--but not stupid. Educate yourself and learn the difference or yu look stupid yourself.


Lighten up cupcake... I was being facetious.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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Kultural Edukazion

100% effekive




posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

Stupid? No.

It's called ignorant. They're uneducated. Which is not the same as stupid.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:14 PM
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That’s stuff isn’t important

It’s bettet that they kids know

Not to use the word ‘best friend’ because that’s mean

That pop tart guns and American flags are evil

That just because you have ‘XY’ chromosomes, that doesn’t make you a male.

You know the important stuff in life



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:16 PM
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On the other side

50% of the kids are dumb, just mathematical odds.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:16 PM
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How is this possible with all the money we spend on education locally and the billions of dollars the fed steals from us every year to fund the Dept of Education?


Well, of course, that money has to go in someones pocket. Lately that education funding is going in to the pockets of charter schools.

coloradopolitics.com...



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:16 PM
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I've always loved how administrators yell they need more money for education. Yet the more money gets thrown and the higher we raise the 'standards', but students can't seem to meet the standards. Even though they spend all day studying to take tests for the standards, but yet never learn anything.

But the administration side of schools seems to be taking in most of that cash for their own ends.

It's not school anymore, it's babysitting.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

I have a neighbor who teaches in the local public middle school.
He tells me that there are two basic problems with the public schools.

1) There's no average kids left in the schools. The only kids left in the schools are the idiots, who are often violent and the exceptional......the exceptional are there, but not in the same classes with the idiots.

2) The "idiots" are entirely unmotivated and have no capacity for forward thinking. They are themselves "hopeless" and see no future for themselves. They constantly disrupt the classrooms to the extent that the teachers "show up" but make no effort to instruct as the "inmates" essentially run the asylum. So the teachers are basically just "wardens" and they routinely just pass the kids along to the next level, where the same is done, rinse and repeat.

Where did the "average" kids go? Private Schools and/or Charter Schools and/or Homeschooling.

Why did they go? Violence in the Public school setting. (idiots are dangerous and often bully what they don't understand).

So...............if these percentages of stupid coming out of the Public Schools offends you..........kick out the idiots to alternative campuses and try to attract the "average" back to the schools.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:19 PM
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It is done on purpose, by design. I know most wont want to swallow that one. But it's the factual truth.



posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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I believe it.

I only have an 8th grade education myself. I'm serious.





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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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Social Media is the reason for this. They would rather check their twitter, facebook or whatever, than do homework or study.
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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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Whats amusing about that whole thing is, when we passed legalization for marijuana a few years back we were told it would solve the funding issue for all schools as the tax revenue would be huge.

Two years later they wanted to raise taxes again because there was still a gap.

$6.5billion to schools in ONE STATE, and they still can't manage to educate children, but they need more money!

It is such BS.


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posted on May, 1 2018 @ 02:27 PM
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Successful children have engaged parents that value education. You don’t throw money at this problem and expect it to be solved.




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