Saluting with misty eyes
Not enough "qualified" teachers
This story is coming on the heels of a lawsuit in California where the State of requiring students be able to pass a 10th grade English equivelency with 60%, and an 8th grade Math equivelency with 50%. Some people are saying the law is unfair to poor students and are challenging it in court.
Well, let's see... people are demanding that the government do more for the education system in this country, and scream at the Adminstration that they need to fix it. So, the Current President demanded that all people who teach the core subjects (math, English, etc) have a bachelor's degree in that subject, and that they be competant enough to teach it. Along comes the state governments and the teachers unions who do not comply. And the national Government gets the blame because tests scores are falling, and our youth are unable to compete.
When the State government steps up to the plate, and is requiring that Seniors know half of what a Sophomore student should know about math, and just over half of what that same sophomore should know about English, then the spit hits the spam, and the public screams that the students should not be subjected to such unfairness.
To make matters worse, the local school district is allowing students to use calculators to do simple math problems (ex: 2a+44= 100).
Yes, as a matter of fact, I do want fries with that, thank you.
"... the rest is silence"
from the song The Flesh Failures