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"A bill removing the requirement that Oregon students in the classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 demonstrate basic proficiency in math, reading and writing to earn a high school diploma passed a key milestone Thursday and is likely to become law.

The bill, already approved by majority Democrats in the Senate, was greenlit by Democrats on the House Education Committee for a vote on the House floor as early as next week."

https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2021/05/oregon-students-would-no-longer-have-to-prove-they-can-do-basic-reading-writing-and-math-to-graduate-under-a-bill-moving-through-legislature.html

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1 hour ago, pipedreams said:

"A bill removing the requirement that Oregon students in the classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 demonstrate basic proficiency in math, reading and writing to earn a high school diploma passed a key milestone Thursday and is likely to become law.

The bill, already approved by majority Democrats in the Senate, was greenlit by Democrats on the House Education Committee for a vote on the House floor as early as next week."

https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2021/05/oregon-students-would-no-longer-have-to-prove-they-can-do-basic-reading-writing-and-math-to-graduate-under-a-bill-moving-through-legislature.html

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Only really acknowledges the truth that they haven't been teaching those subjects for years.

I've told you all before that we hire kids that can't read a tape measure, can't work with basic fractions, or simple math. I've got a couple of guys that are really good at teaching that kind of thing so new hires work with them first. They take these kids and have them up to speed in a couple of weeks.

Our public schools are total and utter failures, by design, while bleed ever more money out of the pockets of working people.

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  If I wanted any more proof the gov't schools are broken beyond repair, this would provide it.  I also have my oldest daughter (yes, homeschooled) coming home from work bitching weekly about the hires she has to supervise not being able to count, much less add... with a pencil and paper.  And I remember inheriting an employee at the bookstore I managed being unable to figure change in her head when the power would go out/cash register go offline.  And being unable to add up a purchase and figure sales tax WITH A CALCULATOR in the same situation.  At this point, a high school diploma means 1)you know nothing useful, and 2) your head is brainwashed and full of leftist idiocy about how great you are to not know your own gender, or anyone else's.  The diploma does not guarantee literacy or numeracy or even skill with a shovel or a sewing machine.  And a remarkable number of college degrees are the same.

Send the EMP soon, please.  Just so I survive long enough to see the Darwin certificates awarded.

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Dems infiltrated the school system a long time ago. They are generating more low IQ Dem voters because everybody with a working brain doesn't need socialism or big Dem gov telling you what you are allowed to do.
 

They’ve infiltrated the medical schools, too…in case there was any wonder of late.


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12 minutes ago, JMag said:


They’ve infiltrated the medical schools, too…in case there was any wonder of late.


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Oh I can tell. There is a (banned) video out there with 19 MDs suggesting to stay away from the vaccine. They also stated that they all risk their careers by going public. The Dem deep-state doesn't want anybody questioning its one party regime.

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7 hours ago, pipedreams said:

"A bill removing the requirement that Oregon students in the classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 demonstrate basic proficiency in math, reading and writing to earn a high school diploma passed a key milestone Thursday and is likely to become law.

The bill, already approved by majority Democrats in the Senate, was greenlit by Democrats on the House Education Committee for a vote on the House floor as early as next week."

https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2021/05/oregon-students-would-no-longer-have-to-prove-they-can-do-basic-reading-writing-and-math-to-graduate-under-a-bill-moving-through-legislature.html

More Democrats.

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I'm cool with that bill.  I used to ditch school all the time to go work on farms because I just wasn't book smart.  Only classes that meant anything to me was PE, shop, and lunch.  By the time I was 17, I was already a father for a year, moved out of my parent's house, and did my final year of high school home schooling myself.  While all the other students at that age were doing crazy crap like geometry, I was still struggling with fractions and long division.  I been working with the same transportation company since I was 18 and over the years I seen so much of myself in all the workers and drivers we'd hire.  Kids fresh out of high school with no desire for college, but rather just to work to provide for their families.  The internet makes it so easy for people like me to self-teach ourselves.  I have learned quite the vocabulary over the years and for the past 2 years (almost 3 now) I been studying criminal law.   Math on the other hand is pointless to learn because we all have smart devices and the whole "what if you're stranded on a desert island" nonsense is totally moot.  Hell, even graphic engineers have apps that do the work for them and more efficiently.

 

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3 hours ago, Fog said:

Only really acknowledges the truth that they haven't been teaching those subjects for years.

I've told you all before that we hire kids that can't read a tape measure, can't work with basic fractions, or simple math. I've got a couple of guys that are really good at teaching that kind of thing so new hires work with them first. They take these kids and have them up to speed in a couple of weeks.

Our public schools are total and utter failures, by design, while bleed ever more money out of the pockets of working people.

Since as early as I can remember, Academia has said that if we give them more money, we will get better educated children and young adults.

The money goes to higher salaries and fewer requirements for both teachers and students.

I have never see my children benefit through better education from the increased money paid to schools,

Rather, each year I have seen the requirements for student learning being reduced.

Remember.  Teaching students to read an analog watch/clock is passé in spite of it's use as a visual aide to mathematical approximations, trigonometry and fractions.  Not to mention, time.

Cursive is out of favor which means that many of our citizens will not  be able to read our Constitution.

Math, itself, is said to be unnecessary by many people that say they are a success without math.  These same people have no idea just how successful they might have been if they knew math!

I have heard teachers say the geography is not needed since the countries of this world are changing so often.  No need to know the world you live in?........

I personally know of no one that was punished for knowing too much.  I know of people that were punished for knowing too little.

Knowledge is power and schools have decided that individual citizens have no right to power.

 

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As I have oft suggested, complex thinking requires complex language.

Simple arithmetic was not sufficient to calculate the orbits of solar system objects, thus, a more complex mathematics was required and accepted as useful.

The hippie socialists have succeeded in reducing human communications to twenty, one-syllable words suitable for hip hop lyrics, twenty cute little graphic emojis and twenty acronyms suitable for non-verbal messaging.

That will be reduced even further to a series of simple graphics, grunts, whistles  and clicks because in the future one need never actually think.  Cognition will be replaced by two basic thoughts: Of course that is right and that's wrong, you fascist.

It is interesting that many science fiction writers of the Golden Age suggested that in the future, people were no longer literate, that whatever they needed to know was supplied by talking computers or neural implants that fed the information directly to the brain. 

What was fanciful and improbable in the fiction of the  1950s is but a few years hence common and usual, when being able to read is considered eccentric and dangerous.

 

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On 5/29/2021 at 12:46 PM, Rellik said:

Universal basic income will keep them alive

Money can be printed without limit - no problem. Numbers without limit pretending to be money can also be entered into computer systems. Also no problem.

Want to buy something with your unlimited money when goods and services available for purchase have not increased significantly? Ahh, there’s the problem. 

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On 5/29/2021 at 2:53 PM, Maser said:

I'm cool with that bill.  I used to ditch school all the time to go work on farms because I just wasn't book smart.  Only classes that meant anything to me was PE, shop, and lunch.  By the time I was 17, I was already a father for a year, moved out of my parent's house, and did my final year of high school home schooling myself.  While all the other students at that age were doing crazy crap like geometry, I was still struggling with fractions and long division.  I been working with the same transportation company since I was 18 and over the years I seen so much of myself in all the workers and drivers we'd hire.  Kids fresh out of high school with no desire for college, but rather just to work to provide for their families.  The internet makes it so easy for people like me to self-teach ourselves.  I have learned quite the vocabulary over the years and for the past 2 years (almost 3 now) I been studying criminal law.   Math on the other hand is pointless to learn because we all have smart devices and the whole "what if you're stranded on a desert island" nonsense is totally moot.  Hell, even graphic engineers have apps that do the work for them and more efficiently.

 

And when - not if - those smart devices quit working what then? Even more interesting, what if they still appear to be working but are no longer giving correct answers?

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