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Ben Sargent

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  1. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 1 year ago

    Have I got a voucher for you !

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Texas politics as usual…

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We throw billions at our educational system and our students performance scores keep dropping. I know it is not a panacea for all that is wrong, but the charter schools model is showing success for a whole lot less money than their public counterparts. I teach at the Junior College level and i cannot tell you how frustrating it is to see the poor quality of basic reading, writing and math skills being turned out of our high schools.


    I teach finance and accounting courses and have had to tell some of these kids that they should go back for basic Math and English classes before they try to take more mainstream courses. It’s sad…

  4. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Take away their cell phones, facebook, twitter and ipods, and things will improve.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That’s life in right wing wonderland.

  6. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    yes right wing produces better students cheaper no grand n e a hq

  7. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @wbr

    That is quite obvious from your command of written English.

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    mickey1339: Total lie. Study after study has shown negligible difference between the two, despite the charter schools’ advantage in being able to kick out those not learning for whatever reason.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    I just finished reading the 8th grade final exam students were required to take 1895. I doubt that many high school and some college graduates could pass this test. It’s amazing how much they had to learn with minimal funding back then. I’m not suggesting cutting teachers salaries, but I think a lot of the fluff that is paid for by taxpayers could be eliminated. (maybe, even, give teachers a raise with some of the savings)

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Not necessarily true that charter schools are showing success for a “whole lot less money.” It’s more complicated than that.
    1. In some areas, they are doing no better than public schools
    2. They are not cheaper. I don’t know where that assumption comes from.
    3. They are often able to cherry-pick students, which has a great impact on their performance
    If you want a model for good education, I would go check out Finland. But it would entail some real work to introduce similar approaches here.

  11. Ennui_rudy Rutherford

    Ennui_rudy Rutherford said, over 1 year ago

    How many special education students are enrolled in charter schools? How many AAA football, baseball, basketball,etc. teams are supported by charter schools that take an inordinate amount of class time away from the instructors? Apples to oranges, people.

  12. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    thank you for agreeing with me ruff i unfortunately went to left wing school as i note you did too since you can not come up with an intelligent attack

  13. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    A copy of the exam is here, along with the typical grades. If you’ll look at the results, most 8th graders in 1895 scored above 90%, while most 21st century 8th graders would have a hard time scoring more than 30%.


    Don’t take my word for it, click the links!

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Voulez-vous voucher avec moi ce soir?

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What a vouch-bag!

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