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Subject: Re: another nail in the education myth Date: 1/8/2006 2:23 PM
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American high school students fizzle in international comparisons, placing well behind other countries, even poorer countries like Poland, the Czech Republic and South Korea. American kids do pretty well when they enter public school, but as time goes on, the worse they do. Why?

Let's See

The US Automotive industry cant Lay off or fire workers and look what has happened to it.

Teachers Unions have made it impossible for School systems to Lay off or fire teachers for poor performance.

Liberals have made it impossible to impose any form of punishment on disruptive students, dangerous students, disrespectful students, disrespectful parents. They have made it impossible to protect teachers, reward good teachers, single out good students, acknowledge a student "is Dumb" and request he gets special help, allowed students to dress any way they want, allowed parents to not be accountable, prevented "criminals" from being thrown out of school, allowed Goth dress, body piercing, head bangers, dopers .... but no Bibles. Birth control and Abortion counseling ..... but no Bibles. Gangs, Gambling, drugs, sex-offenders ......

Sorry .... at 53, I still remember that ugly, fat, pink faced old woman math teacher who smelt like a bottle of talcum powder, slamming that ruler down across my hand several times ....

Made a big behavioral impact when you were nine.

When I complained to my mother, she told my father.

He hit me again.

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