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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: DieGloke
Indiana, and its sticky hot
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: ketsuko
Ha, yeah it is.
But there is also a do as I say attitude in schools.
We have a volleyball meeting last night with the coach and she informed us that the girls could randomly be drug tested, they use a lottery system.
I asked if the coaches were in the lottery...
She just stared at me..
So I said, you should lead by example....
Got some chuckles but my kid might never see the court.....lol
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Vasa Croe
My daughter started her sophomore year today.
They are not allowed to carry bookbags or purses to class this year and the excuse is the jewel/vape epidemic.....
Good god the kid had a vape....whoopie....
I pointed out that half the school is teenage girls and they need a purse if ya get my drift..
Crickets....
I gotta run for school board
originally posted by: howtonhawky
So how dwe fix it?
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
I do not have kids so may be a bit behind the times on this, but are people saying that if you get the right answer on a math question, they can still take points away from you because you didnt use the appropriate method?? if so, that is some bs right there.
only way I can see that, is if they thought the student was cheating and just wrote down the answers without work on how they got there (for more complex problems).
originally posted by: ClovenSky
a reply to: Annee
So what do you think about common core?
I have looked at some of the example problems and solutions. Something like 7+7 should be simple right? Maybe you use multiplication tables and instantly know 7x2=14, but with common core that would be wrong. You need to first borrow 3 from 7 and add it to the other 7 to get 10 then add the remainder of 4 to get to 14. Start factoring everything by 10s and 100s, grouping sets of numbers in a specific way.
Me personally, I think it is absolutely trash. It is conformist thinking. It is teaching rote memorization and regurgitation. Just like the rest of the crap being passed of as education any more. I can understand needing to show your work to prove you are not cheating, but if you have different methods that arrive at the correct answer, especially with simple subtraction and addition, why is that wrong.
Are the teachers so uneducated anymore they only know one formula to arrive at the answer and can't envision there are other ways of reaching the answer? Are we paying teachers too much in the states anymore, attracting money hungry people instead of people that actually care about shaping young minds? Isn't there a study out there that shows past a certain low threshold, each additional educational dollar spent actually reduces competency and results?