facisto: Wow. Go Maryland.
CipollinaFan: facisto: Wow. Go Maryland.They are usually number one./Suck it Virginia
OddLlama: Arkansas with a B? Someone is fudging numbers.
KatjaMouse: How do you expect to make it into William & Mary/Georgetown/UVA/VT
Silly Jesus: I love the Fark reaction to this.OMGWTFBBQ?!?! This doesn't support my preconceived notions that I pulled out of my ass/mouth so there must be some sort of error!!ONE!11
maddogdelta: Sooooooo.....Is there any study that actually correlates this "Quality counts" index to actual improvement in student learning?I don't think so, because "This year, we again see the influence of major national movements that promote college preparedness, including the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the federal Race to the Top program. Thirty-eight states have now defined college readiness, five more states than in 2011 and 18 more than in 2009."so... if the state tries to "Race to the top" (of test mountain) ... a program designed by people who have never worked in education who will tell educators how to be better educators.... then that is a plus point. If the state has some kind of standard for college readiness ("Hey Vern, this gal has 2 teeth! one more than the state average, she's college ready!") it's a plus point."We see growth in the number of states offering students a pathway to a standard high school diploma that allows for career specialization".... This translates, in practice, to: The blah people will never pass tests, so they don't have to and can still get a HS diploma.So, this whole "quality counts" ranking is, for the most part, pretty boooooooooooogus.
maddogdelta: So, this whole "quality counts" ranking is, for the most part, pretty boooooooooooogus.
Thunderpipes: We moved here in this Vermont town because the school system was good.Just got the letter saying grades 3-8 all fail at math. Free tutoring available (up to $1500 cost), but only to poor kids. I pay $5800 a year in property taxes. Now I am funding private tutoring to poor kids as well.Fark off, hippies.
meat0918: Is this similar to that other one that included teacher's unions as a negative in their ratings ?
Shadowtag: We're...not at the bottom! Go Cali.
loonatic112358: OddLlama: Arkansas with a B? Someone is fudging numbers.It's likely not the numbers, but possibly the curriculum. I'd like to see a comparison of the average curriculum taught by the states, vs their grades.
QueenMamaBee: I don't see how Kentucky did it. Seriously, I've heard of several districts not having enough books for the kids.
OddLlama: loonatic112358: OddLlama: Arkansas with a B? Someone is fudging numbers.It's likely not the numbers, but possibly the curriculum. I'd like to see a comparison of the average curriculum taught by the states, vs their grades.My girlfriend has a daughter in the fifth grade and I am currently attending the University of Arkansas fort smith. I reside in Oklahoma. By my anecdotal evidence,and very scientific calculations, we can all safely assume that no two dumber states exist.
This text is now purple: KatjaMouse: How do you expect to make it into William & Mary/Georgetown/UVA/VTOpen the door.
hasty ambush: The important thing to to take from this is that it is not how much you spend but how you spend it with regards to education.
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