83% meet test mandate for school grad...

83% meet test mandate for school graduation

There are 4 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 29, 2008, titled 83% meet test mandate for school graduation. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

At least 83 percent of Maryland's 54,628 public high school seniors have met the requirements on the state exams that are now mandatory for them to graduate, according to data released yesterday.

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“Don't protect me from me!”

Since: Jul 07

Bel Air, MD

#1 Oct 29, 2008
Its good to know that only 35.1% of Baltimore City seniors have failed to meet a pathetically low standard!

The Superintendant from Carroll County hit the nail on the head when he said ""The parents have a lot to do with this, the teachers do their job, but we need their help, and we have a great group of parents."

The same can be said of the failing systems but you'll never hear that from a politicans mouth.
Cynic

Baltimore, MD

#2 Oct 29, 2008
garbage in garbage out

“Don't protect me from me!”

Since: Jul 07

Reston, VA

#3 Oct 29, 2008
Cynic wrote:
garbage in garbage out
Yes and no. You can teach kids that come in unwilling and unprepared to learn. However, they may be quite capable of learning if somebody at home cared.

“Don't protect me from me!”

Since: Jul 07

Reston, VA

#4 Oct 29, 2008
CORRECTION!

You CAN'T teach kids that come in unwilling and unprepared to learn. However, they may be quite capable of learning if somebody at home cared.

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