Awarding Program Actaulluy Allows Students To Learn At They're Own Paste

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And you thought The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Want to Do Other Stuff Good Too was fictional.

Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan's Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.

Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its "blended learning" program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.

Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. (Source)

Posted by: DMartyr at 12:24 PM

Comments

1 Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too.

Posted by: JUDGE SMAILS at February 25, 2014 02:52 PM

2 The question is, is this how they were taught ?

Posted by: Edward Lunny at February 25, 2014 04:30 PM

3 I tried to help my grandson (1st. grade) with his math. Simple question;
how much smaller is one group than the other. 63 and 57. My head says 6 as soon as I see the two numbers are less than 10 apart. He starts making big marks, 5, and 13 small marks. Then he crosses off 7 of them and then counts 6 marks left. I looked at that and told him my head could not work that way and it would take forever to do math problems.
I found out on line that IS the way they are now taught. I saw a simple example close to this problem and it took 108 steps to solve.

Posted by: Kafiroon at February 25, 2014 08:43 PM

4 Kafiroon, they've regressed to Roman numerals? That's what it sounds like.

And please, please tell me those quotes in the picture are satirical! I know they aren't, but lie to me anyway.

Posted by: Jedi Master Ivyan at February 26, 2014 09:28 PM






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