Hay! I went to Publik Skool!!! What ever do you mean?
I graduated hi skool with a A- average, when into the military, got out
and went to college. It was like
I had never been to skool: could barely read, write,
add, subtract and so on and so forth. I graduated
A- again, but this time it was real.
We need to privatize our publik skools. And dump the teachers unions.
I have to differ with your on "how to take tests". The
community need to set standards as to what is being
taught. The test need to reflect that.
Teacher do not like that becasue the want to teach
something that they find interesting and the children's education be
damned. So they'd better be teaching what
the community requires.
When I hit college, I was required to take several
absolute useless English classes. A bunch of
voyeuristic women wanted you to write about your
personal lives because the subject bored them stiff.
They would make fun of the sports department as useless.
I still remember the horror (I was a vet and talked
back at them a lot) on one of them's face when I told
her the odd of me EVER becoming a successful novel
writer were worst than me trying out a quarterback
for the Green Bay Packers. Useless.
Not the Engineering department required all of us to
take a Business Writing class. Talk about teaching
something we actually needed. It was the hardest
class I took and I lost about 15 pounds and managed
to squeak by with a B-. It about killed me. It
was the best class I took in college. AND IT
WAS NOT FROM THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT.
It was the best of time; it was the worst of times.
Hey! Which was it? Guy sure covers his ass!