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Bob Gorrell

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 4 years ago

    Almost 80% of their 8th graders can’t read. Not something you bring to the table looking for a raise.

  2. RussellNash

    RussellNash said, about 4 years ago


    No reason to let reality get in the way of stats. Even in the south you don’t have 80% reading under the proficiency level, and the proficiency level is a lot higher than just being able to read. Also, there is a direct correlation between reading proficiency and per-pupil expenditures. That means if you want the kids to learn, you need to pay for quality teachers.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    NCLB is responsible for the increase in “administrative costs” as well as the decline in “teaching standards” that require “teaching to the test”. That the materials for these programs just happen to come from Neil Bush’s company? Pure coincidence, right?

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 4 years ago

    Ok guys, the articles say that 79% of eight graders do not read at an 8th grade level. So they can read just not well.

    We are talking about k-12.

    Where are reading fundamentals taught? Wrong. NOT k-12. Reading starts at home. Well, it does if you want to build the interest in reading or make sure that dyslexia is not going to be a problem. one of mine was so encumbered. Today he is an avid reader. WHY? Because I took the time to see the problem and train him BEFORE he ended up in the knowledge mills we call schools. So, once again, where are reading fundamentals taught?

    Still, if the very first instructors the come in contact with were the very best available, reading would not be a problem. That’s right kindergarten.

    But I’m just a stupid old redneck what the hell do I know.

  5. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The strike is not about salaries and benefits, so this point is moot.

  6. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 4 years ago


    It’s ok to admit you don’t read and are ill informed. Try staying on topic and you won’t have so many people laughing at you.

  7. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, about 4 years ago

    Yeah, Bob! Knock down that straw man!

  8. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Earth to Gorrell, earth to Gorrell. Come in Gorrell. Important memo that apparently you did not get. The problems in American education are not, repeat not, the fault of the teachers. If you want to make sense, please draw cartoons about the baneful effects of TV and standardized testing. Over and out.

  9. josephW grant

    josephW grant said, about 4 years ago

    Vacuous editorial art. Shameful laying such nonsense on teachers.

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