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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gess there getting stuc n Irak.

Our kids are failing. Shocker.
... 75 percent of the seniors headed to Dallas community colleges can't read above an 8th grade level, and others can't add or subtract[.]

And for the Captain Obvious quote of the day:
“This percentage is much too high," said Dr. Joan Rodriguez, who teaches developmental reading at El Centro.

Ya think??

And Rachel Lucas points out a grammatical error... which has since magically been fixed in the article!
What is funny is that clearly, the reporter who wrote the article can relate to the subject matter. For example, here’s a paragraph in its entirety:
Showing over the last three years, an average of 75 percent of the DISD students enrolled in classes took at least one developmental education course.

And how about this:
…principals are given a $10,000 bonus based upon how they’re students do on TAKS scores.

Nice work there, reporter person. Maybe you could sit in on one of those remedial writing classes?

The "they're" has now been corrected to "their". Way to go, buddy.

I remember sitting in my English classes in college, listening to the professor tell me the difference between "there", "their", and "they're". I would sit there, bored, as he taught us when to use a comma or a colon. And as he would explain grammatical concepts I learned around fourth grade, I would try to figure out if it was possible to commit suicide via notebook paper. It was clearly the less painful route.

I guess they're all doomed to Irak now. Right, Jawn Carry??

2 comments:

Loren said...

the government needs to make a better grammar and spell check program for all kids and liberal reporters damnit! ;-p

Baz said...

Not surprising since kids in Texas are doubly screwed; they've had 16 years of GW Bush education policy, whereas the rest of the country has had only 8 years of NCLB.

But then what do expect from a President who's been a solid C-average student his entire life?

I wouldn't be surprised if GWB, upon reflecting on his own life, concluded that less education = more Republicans.