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WTF is wrong with Florida??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by C-pher, May 15, 2012.

  1. garandman

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    This is the proper use of Florida. Visit during spring break, for the smorgasbord.

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    I found New Hampshire public schools to be quite good actually. Obviously, it varies from town to town and parent involvement in their child's education and celebrating academic success is more important, the schools I went to, and many of the schools that I've worked with over the years, offer the tools kids need to learn.

    The biggest issue I've seen recently is a lack of celebrating of academic success and excellance in society and schools failing to cultivate a culture that drives student academic achievement
     
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    Opps my bad. Wishful thinking...
     
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    I lived in Florida for a few years. I can attest to the fact that it is a f'kd up place that has more than it's fair share of desperate losers and morons. Miscreants from all over the country think it's the land at the end of the rainbow because the weather happens to be warm. They all go there and breed with one another, and there you have it. It isn't all like that, but that element is definately there, particularly away from the coasts.
     
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    Finally some good news out of FL

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/florida/ar...an-loses-arm-found-later-still-hooked-to-fish

     
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    While this is generally true, it is also true that the payment of high wages does not necessarily assure high quality, especially when the feedback mechanism is votes rather than survival of a private sector business in a free market economy.

    There is a high degree of bogosity to these ratings. Much of how USN&WR rates school has to do with student achievement, not education - so the schools that tend to come out on top are either those that can cherry pick the top students out of a generally mediocre pool (think Boston Latin), or that have a students that come from families of achievement and lack of street gangs. I noticed the two high schools in the NY town I grew up in made the top 20 in the northeast and, although the schools were indeed very good, I expect it had more to do with the fact that the town was one where virtually every head of household was some sort of professional working in an educated occupation. The student pool has a LOT to do with how many students take AP courses, what the average AP grade is, what percentage of students go on to college, etc. - probably more than the quality of the school itself.
     
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    I saw they released the name of the guy who was doing the face eating... his friends and family were surprised as he's always typically been a fussy eater.
     
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    Nah, they probably knew he was odd and are just trying to save face.
     
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    The Stanley Cup finals hadn't even started and there was a face off?

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    I agree especially the part about students going on to college, both Bedford and Hollis are high wealth towns so the likely-hood of the graduates going to college is far higher than say those from Claremont, just as things like student to teacher ratio isn't the be all end all, I remember class sizes close to the 30 to 1 ratio and I think we were better educated back then than they are today.
     
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    " including 6 silver medal schools and 7 bronze medal schools."

    NH, RI and VT use the same testing. Rhode Island (with 80% of NH's population) had 15, and Vermont (half the population) also had 15. Maine, with about the same population, had 25. The country's least populous state, Wyoming, had 17.

    MA had a total of 87, with Boston Latin School ranked #2 - there will be heads rolling down the aisles.....
     
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    Here's what's wrong with Florida, dumbasses like this live there:

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    Unfortunately dumbasses like that live everywhere.
     
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    Trust me it's not just in Florida, wife is a teacher and she deals with the same stuff every year. They are making it easier and teaching the most useless crap in school nowadays. Soon they will make it that if you want your children to have any kind of education you will have to pay like going to college. The system needs to be rebooted and we need to start all over.

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    Boston is increasing the length of the school day at most schools. My daughter will be going to school next year from 7:15 to 4:00pm. That's a lot more than I did.
     
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    True, but it's nearly impossible to fire bad teachers. Apparently, the only way to find out which one's are performing is by scrutinizing what they've taught their students. If we had a corruption free, union thug free educational system, I'd have no problem with the way Finland teaches their children.
     
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    I just read that there was no "bath salts" in the zombie's blood, only marijuana. Last time I checked, it does not involve cannibalism at all. All weed causes is munchies but that could be cured with a trip to 7-11 or whatever pot smokers are doing these days. He had to been doing more than just pot and I am sure there will be more news about this insane story. I'm still happy I have my ZombieMax ammo in 9mm and .223 [laugh]
     
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    Depends on the system and the school.

    Boston has "Advanced Work" tracks at a number of elementary schools and Advanced tracks at some charter schools. My two daughters are in these programs and spend zero prep time on the tests.

    I had a long discussion about standardized teaching with some teacher educators. Everyone recognizes that with the Federal "No Child Left Behind" programs that there will be increased pressure to perform well on tests. And they think that's OK - IF it's a good test. I've taken sections of the MCAS and find it to be quite well designed - it's not all I want my kids to know but I'm happy if they know at least that much.

    See for yourself.

    BTW Florida has their own standardized tests, as do many if not all states. My sister's kids all attended public schools in FL and my sister is very unimpressed. In her opinion the Florida Community College system is remedial.
     
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    From Florida of course:

    [shocked]

    Full Story >>> http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-n...p-club-over-50000-credit-card-bill-ar-425603/

    This is a good reason why you never use a credit card at a strip club.
    Cash is King, and when you run out, it's time to go home.
     
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