If there were 53 states, we'd finish 54th in education

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  1. craigdawg macrumors 6502

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    And I say that as a product of the California public school system and a UC grad.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=583&e=2&u=/nm/20040809/od_nm/odd_schools_dc
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, that's just sad....

    I'd love to get a copy of that book and see who wrote it - anyone know what the title of it is? I'm sure its for sale somewhere...

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  3. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    I imagine the 'book' was probably published by the man running the schools. i can't imagine any reputable publisher doing work like that. it was my impression from one of the other articles i read that the 'book' was more of a bound collection of photocopied materials.
     
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  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is very sad a company putting money before the education of children. Even schools that teach the correct information, according to surveys students aren't learning the information. Money isn't the answer. The involvement of parents and education itself needs to be changed.
     
  6. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    You haven't seen my AP World History Textbook from my senior year of high school. Not so much riddled with errors as much as having serious, serious omissions. In the chapters on Nazi Germany and WWII, for example, half a sentence is given to the Holocaust. It doesn't mention any specifics about it either, just that "... during which, Hitler began in earnest his Holocaust attack on the Jews." That's was the entirety of it.

    There was also lots of attention paid to the American Civil War and the Great Depression in the US, but only a single paragraph on the American Revolution (the French Revolution was similarly ignored, though it got a full subchapter, from 1789-1814, so that was including Napoleon), and it was the introduction to British Empire in India.

    So don't think that just because it's a reputable publisher that their work will be true to history.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Fifty-three states. Bah. Everybody knows the South seceded at the end of the War of Northern Aggression in 1865. So there are only, what, ummm, 35 states?
     
  8. craigdawg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is absolutely worth $1450. Thanks siliconjones.
     
  9. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    sounds like my 8th grade science teacher. no names tho, she might be here...*darts eyes back and forth suspiciously*. well shes not but im still not namin names
     
  10. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    heh. why am I not surprised....
    Our schools make me so sad sometimes...
     
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    [​IMG] Too funny!
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's just so sad. If they'd got a real education for the money, it wouldn't be so bad.

    There is a company here that was willing to sell diplomas to people who didn't pass the final state high school exam at their own school.
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    it's not "our" school, it's "their" school:
     
  14. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Yeowch. Running a scam to give out phony diplomas for a few hundred bucks to people who in most cases don't know better is bad enough, but you think if they were going to actually bother spending any time with the students they'd at least give them their 10 weeks worth of rushed and incomplete education, instead of willfully wrong.

    So the real question is, were the people running the scam so utterly clueless that they got these facts wrong when Ali G. tried to remember them from his own inadequate high school education, or did they intentionally fill their "teaching" with inaccuracies so the poor folks who signed up for it would have that much more of a hard time getting anywhere in the world.

    Racist/xenophobic on top of scam artist (if you can call that crock art), or just old-fashioned stupid?
     
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    Actually, Ali G was educated at Oxford Uni, and is a very smart individual. ;)

    However, I agree with you about the education they got. If they were going to spend their time "educating" these immigrants anyway, why not just use real facts? It would have taken the same amount of effort and time. :confused:
     
  17. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    given your name includes UK, i'll give you the benefit of the doubt and just tell you...

    50
     
  18. Raid macrumors 68020

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    ROFL!!!

    Hey you guys shouldn't be so harsh. I mean there is a disclamer on the front page that states
    :D :D

    I'd actualy love to take this test and make it multiple choice with some sarcastic answers. As I was going through the list I saw this and couldn't resist:
    On Page 3 of the smoking gun link
    16. Who elects the President of the United States?
    A) Corrupt Election Supervisors
    B) The Governor of Florida.
    C) The Head of Fox News.
    E) The supreme court that Daddy put in place.
    F) All of the above.
    :D :D :D

    All kidding aside I hope this bastard gets sued and barred from ever "teaching" professionaly again.
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Those statements/questions are absurd?!?!?!?!

    Is the earth flat or round? ugh!

    Its just a bunch of random factoids - wouldn't even help you in Trivial Pursuit. And the amount of grammatical and spelling errors is sad.

    To think he was looking at expanding his school.....

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  20. PalmHarborTchr macrumors member

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    Limbaugh told this story

    Many critics of the public school system like Limbaugh and Neil Bortz
    told this story on their radio show. They failed to let the audience know
    that this was a private not a public aka government school but let the
    audience assume it was a public school..........that's how they lie in a
    sophisticated way. :mad:
     
  21. PalmHarborTchr macrumors member

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    Did Bush attend this school? See quote:

    Bush responded: “Tribal sovereignty means that. It's sovereign. You're a … you're a ... you've been given sovereignty and you're viewed as a sovereign entity.”


    And this guy is the leader of the western world?????? Lord have mercy.
    Christ have mercy. May he be retired soon.
     

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  22. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Actually, 48 states and 2 commonwealths. :D
     
  23. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    And I'm from california, therefore....
     
  24. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    dont forget a former nation coughtexascough

    altho i guess it stil counts as a state
     

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