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(Yahoo)   Independent TX state auditor criticizes that state's contact with a British firm to produce standardized tests to be used in TX public schools saying the contract is too vague, and the spelling portion of the test will be a nightmare   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 52
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2013-07-16 01:32:25 PM
What would have been really cool would have been for Subby to proofread his headline before posting it.
 
2013-07-16 01:34:05 PM
I'd like to know what Pricipal thinks of this before I get caught sayof my opinion.
 
2013-07-16 02:17:19 PM
Some are also suspicious of a company whose headquarters is outside the United States having so much influence on Texas public schools

Well, colour me shocked.
 
2013-07-16 02:19:47 PM
I used to work for Pearson, so I'm getting a kick...

/seriously: their goal is to be involved in every aspect of US education from books, to tests, to record keeping
//and collect that sweet, sweet cash
 
2013-07-16 02:24:05 PM
Well, half the mistakes in the headline got corrected, so my Pricipal line isn't quite as relevant as it once was.
 
2013-07-16 03:05:38 PM
Let the state secede
 
2013-07-16 03:07:12 PM
Colour me suprised.
 
2013-07-16 03:08:27 PM
This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.
 
2013-07-16 03:09:54 PM
Vague public contracts are exactly the point. How else can politicians line the pockets of their foreign friends?

/see the Cintra tollway contracts
 
2013-07-16 03:11:28 PM
"Texas has long been a national leader in steep school and academic accountability standards measured by frequent standardized testing. "

And the students scores would reflect this if it wasn't for obama letting in all those illegal from across the border to lower the scores.
 
2013-07-16 03:12:56 PM
Theure is nouthing wroung with Brituish spelluing.
 
2013-07-16 03:16:03 PM
There must be a problem with the programme, ken ya.
 
2013-07-16 03:17:53 PM
I wasn't aware that Texas even HAD an educational system... Colour me shocked.
 
2013-07-16 03:17:54 PM
Blagged? Speak English to me, Tony. I thought this country spawned the farking language, and so far nobody seems to speak it.
 
2013-07-16 03:20:32 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vague_topology  In vague topology is an example of the Let X be a M(X) be the space of X, and C0(X)* denote the dual of C0(X), the X M(X) is C0(X)*.
 
2013-07-16 03:22:05 PM
Colour me surprised that there could be spelling problems if they get their spelling materials from a centre in the UK
 
2013-07-16 03:22:10 PM

Nana's Vibrator: This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.


Nope, Jesus wouldn't have anything to do with any books, that's for sure.  God forbid his followers take up reading or -- worse -- writing.  Why, next thing you know there might even be a book about Jesus written by his followers!  It would be an outrage!
 
2013-07-16 03:25:57 PM
And what the hell is "maths"?
 
2013-07-16 03:27:44 PM
$462 million to draft and score standardized tests?  Nearly half a billion dollars?
 
2013-07-16 03:28:00 PM

jshine: Nana's Vibrator: This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.

Nope, Jesus wouldn't have anything to do with any books, that's for sure.  God forbid his followers take up reading or -- worse -- writing.  Why, next thing you know there might even be a book about Jesus written by his followers!  It would be an outrage!


If you can't find at least one Jesus in every school in Texas, I'd be a surprised man
 
2013-07-16 03:28:00 PM

jshine: Nana's Vibrator: This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.

Nope, Jesus wouldn't have anything to do with any books, that's for sure.  God forbid his followers take up reading or -- worse -- writing.  Why, next thing you know there might even be a book about Jesus written by his followers!  It would be an outrage!


Y'all the devil or somethin?
 
2013-07-16 03:29:43 PM

jshine: Theure is nouthing wroung with Brituish spelluing.


French-like typing detected.
 
2013-07-16 03:32:49 PM
NO U!
/No u
 
2013-07-16 03:36:47 PM

Bung_Howdy: Let the state secede


It's not just a Texas problem.
 
2013-07-16 03:49:47 PM
i897.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-16 03:59:53 PM
Bollocks?
 
2013-07-16 04:01:47 PM
if Trolly A is going 60 kilometers an hour and Trolly B is going 40 kilometers an hour ....

what the eff is a trolly?!
what the eff is a kilometer?!

ahhhhhhh
img837.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-16 04:07:08 PM

WorkingInParadise: And what the hell is "maths"?


It's an abbreviation for "mathematics". Don't ask me why they pluralize an abbreviation that refers to a singular subject. I thought that was why we Americans changed some of the English language, so it would finally make sense.

Then again, it's Texas, y'all.
 
2013-07-16 04:08:29 PM

DraconianTotalitarian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vague_topology  In vague topology is an example of the Let X be a M(X) be the space of X, and C0(X)* denote the dual of C0(X), the X M(X) is C0(X)*.


Why in farking hell are you trying to make my brain look at itself and say "It's dark in here, and we may die..."? I haven't taken a maths course since high school, and even then I barely passed calculus.

/Graduated high school in 2005
//Exempted from college maths classes because of high ACT scores
///MA in Euro and American history
 
2013-07-16 04:08:49 PM
He'll get ouver it.
 
2013-07-16 04:39:32 PM
texasdepartmentofeducationisthejoke.jpg
 
2013-07-16 04:40:08 PM
i.imgur.com

Is Texas farked?  Yes they're.
 
2013-07-16 04:42:19 PM
pffoey
 
2013-07-16 04:48:37 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I used to work for Pearson, so I'm getting a kick...

/seriously: their goal is to be involved in every aspect of US the world'seducation from books, to tests, to record keeping
//and collect that sweet, sweet cash


FTFY
/spouse works there.
 
2013-07-16 04:51:59 PM
Fun Fact:

Pearson's last CEO was from Texas, Dame Marjorie Scardino
 
2013-07-16 04:56:30 PM

DraconianTotalitarian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vague_topology  In vague topology is an example of the Let X be a M(X) be the space of X, and C0(X)* denote the dual of C0(X), the X M(X) is C0(X)*.


heh heh heh, you said, "cocks".
 
2013-07-16 05:29:26 PM

Nana's Vibrator: jshine: Nana's Vibrator: This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.

Nope, Jesus wouldn't have anything to do with any books, that's for sure.  God forbid his followers take up reading or -- worse -- writing.  Why, next thing you know there might even be a book about Jesus written by his followers!  It would be an outrage!

Y'all the devil or somethin?


y'all is only correctly used in the plural.
 
2013-07-16 05:43:09 PM

one-in-the-chamber: Nana's Vibrator: jshine: Nana's Vibrator: This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.

Nope, Jesus wouldn't have anything to do with any books, that's for sure.  God forbid his followers take up reading or -- worse -- writing.  Why, next thing you know there might even be a book about Jesus written by his followers!  It would be an outrage!

Y'all the devil or somethin?

y'all is only correctly used in the plural.


Some would argue that "y'all" and "correct" don't belong together at all.

TX should secede. Then the rest of the US can bomb it into the stone ages, totally not for any reasons related to oil.
 
2013-07-16 05:51:50 PM

Jument: one-in-the-chamber: Nana's Vibrator: jshine: Nana's Vibrator: This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.

Nope, Jesus wouldn't have anything to do with any books, that's for sure.  God forbid his followers take up reading or -- worse -- writing.  Why, next thing you know there might even be a book about Jesus written by his followers!  It would be an outrage!

Y'all the devil or somethin?

y'all is only correctly used in the plural.

Some would argue that "y'all" and "correct" don't belong together at all.

TX should secede. Then the rest of the US can bomb it into the stone ages, totally not for any reasons related to oil.


some would argue that anyone who uses any slang at all is no better then someone who says Y'all.
maybe the British tests are a good idea, then we can go back to speaking proper "queen's English"
/not southern.
 
2013-07-16 06:00:26 PM

cyberspacedout: WorkingInParadise: And what the hell is "maths"?

It's an abbreviation for "mathematics". Don't ask me why they pluralize an abbreviation that refers to a singular subject. I thought that was why we Americans changed some of the English language, so it would finally make sense.

Then again, it's Texas, y'all.


'Maths' is pluralized because 'mathematics' is a plural. English is complicated for a reason; we don't want Johnny Foreigner learning it (including you blasted colonials).
 
2013-07-16 06:49:12 PM
I knew Reed Elsevier was deep in this somewhere in the background.

Dots connect back to Clinton funding the FBI to build Choicepoint so the Feebs didn't have to spy on Americans, but could buy our files on the open market. End run the 4th.

Precursor first draft of the current NSA surveillance scandal.
 
2013-07-16 07:03:54 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I knew Reed Elsevier was deep in this somewhere in the background.

Dots connect back to Clinton funding the FBI to build Choicepoint so the Feebs didn't have to spy on Americans, but could buy our files on the open market. End run the 4th.

Precursor first draft of the current NSA surveillance scandal.


And don't get Clem started on the Rotarians.
 
2013-07-16 07:32:22 PM
I am currently watching an episode of king of the hill about standardized tests, as I sit in my living room in a small town in Texas. so I'm getting a kick out of these replies dot dot dot
 
2013-07-16 08:07:40 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Some are also suspicious of a company whose headquarters is outside the United States having so much influence on Texas public schools

Well, colour me shocked.


Now Texas knows how the rest of the country feels about them.
 
2013-07-16 08:49:02 PM
Bookmakers are taking bets on where Rick Perry will retire, since many of his gifts of the Texas treasury are in Europe: Toll roads to Spain, School tests to UK, etc.
 
2013-07-16 09:42:25 PM
If some hooligans in Shaftesbury knock over a dustbin behind the vicar's, how long will it take The Filth to declare, "what's all this, then?"
 
2013-07-16 10:09:02 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I used to work for Pearson, so I'm getting a kick...


As did I. Cheers! [clinks glasses, shares kicks]

I guess there's no Budweiser at Tea Parties. Or Vaseline. Which might explain a lot.
 
2013-07-16 10:19:42 PM

one-in-the-chamber: Nana's Vibrator: jshine: Nana's Vibrator: This sounds like book learnin'.  Ain't Jesus never learnin' no books.

Nope, Jesus wouldn't have anything to do with any books, that's for sure.  God forbid his followers take up reading or -- worse -- writing.  Why, next thing you know there might even be a book about Jesus written by his followers!  It would be an outrage!

Y'all the devil or somethin?

y'all is only correctly used in the plural.


Pardon me, but "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.

/pettis peavis
 
2013-07-16 11:01:17 PM
we say 'erb they say herb, cause there's a farking 'h' in there
 
2013-07-17 01:06:54 AM

Dr. Steve Brule: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I used to work for Pearson, so I'm getting a kick...

As did I. Cheers! [clinks glasses, shares kicks]

I guess there's no Budweiser at Tea Parties. Or Vaseline. Which might explain a lot.


I went through the rude transition from working for a division of Apple to working for a division of Pearson

/let's just say it was a shift in corporate philosophy
 
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